Police in Texas have charged welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence with driving while intoxicated after the fighter crashed his speeding Ferrari in Dallas last week.
Fox 4 News reported Spence won’t face any other charges because it was a single-car accident, and no one else was hurt.
Errol Spence Jr. celebrates his victory over Shawn Porter in Los Angeles last month. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Police say the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Thursday, when Spence’s open-top Ferrari crossed a median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several times, ejecting Spence, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, police said.
Spence, who is 26-0 with 21 knockouts, had been hospitalized in the intensive care unit and was treated for facial lacerations. Fox 4 News reported he did not break any bones, and he is expected to make a full recovery.
FILE – Errol Spence Jr. gestures for the TV cameras before his March bout against Mikey Garcia in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)
Last month, the 2012 U.S. Olympian added the WBC welterweight title to his IBF strap with a split-decision victory over Shawn Porter in Los Angeles. Spence, 29, beat the veteran brawler Porter (30-3-1), in a fight that featured several wild exchanges and had the Staples Center crowd of 16,702 on its feet throughout the 12th round and screaming for both fighters when they embraced after the final bell.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.