Errol Spence Jr., WBC & IBF Welterweight title holder, has been charged with a DWI in his single-car accident last week in Dallas, reports indicate. Spence (26-0) was thrown from his Ferrari last Thursday morning on Riverfront Boulevard near I-30 early reports stated. Dallas police said a “high-profile man” was the victim of a car crash in the city’s downtown. Police said he was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle during the crash.
Spence, 29, was transferred to Methodist Dallas Medical center and placed in intensive care but was expected to survive. The boxing star suffered broken teeth and facial lacerations in the accident. The accident came days after he recently won the WBC welterweight belt in a split decision victory over Shawn Porter.
It is uncertain if Spence was charged with the DWI at the time of the accident or whether a toxicology report later confirmed the findings. Officer Carlos Almeida, of the Dallas Police Department, responded to reports.
“Errol Spence Jr. was charged with DWI, misdemeanor B,” he stated.
“Mr. Spence has been released from the hospital and will need to address those charges. It was a single car accident with no other criminal charges,” he finished.
Representatives from the IBF, WBC and Premiere Boxing Champions were not available for comment.