DALLAS, TX – Boxer Errol Spence Jr. has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in a car accident in Dallas in 2019, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Prosecutors said Spence was driving a Ferrari at high speed on South Riverfront Boulevard at about 3 a.m. on October 10, 2019 when he lost control, went over a median and crashed. The car flipped and Spence, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected.
He was transported to the intensive care unit at Methodist Dallas Medical Center for treatment of his injuries but made a full recovery and was able to resume his boxing career. Spence admitted he had been drinking at several bars prior to the accident.
He was sentenced to three days in jail and was ordered to pay $3,400 in court costs.
Spence, a welterweight champion, issued a statement through the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office in which he said he was blessed to have a second chance and was now using his platform to caution others about driving under the influence. “Don’t drink and drive. Not one drink. It’s not worth it,” he said.
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