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Boxer Errol Spence Jr. is charged with drunk driving

Boxer Errol Spence Jr., 29, is charged with drunk driving after being released from hospital following horror crash that saw him ejected from his $300,000 Ferrari

  • Errol Spence Jr. was charged with drunken driving on Wednesday after being discharged from a Dallas, Texas hospital
  • Police said Spence, who was on his way home from a nightclub, was intoxicated and speeding at the time of the crash
  • The crash happened just before 3am on October 10 when Spence’s Ferrari crossed the median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several times 
  • Spence, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, was hurled from the car and landed on the sidewalk 
  • The 29-year-old was rushed to hospital to be treated for facial lacerations 

Boxer Errol Spence Jr. was charged with drunken driving on Wednesday after being discharged from a Dallas, Texas hospital 

Boxer Errol Spence Jr. was allegedly drunk and speeding when he flipped his $300,000 Ferrari in a horror crash that saw him thrown from the vehicle.

The 29-year-old unified welterweight champion was charged with drunken driving on Wednesday after being discharged from a Dallas, Texas hospital. 

Police said Spence, who was on his way home from a nightclub, was intoxicated and speeding at the time of the crash. 

The crash happened just before 3am on October 10 when Spence’s Ferrari crossed the median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several times.

Spence, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, was hurled from the car and landed on the sidewalk. 

He was rushed to hospital to be treated for facial lacerations. 

Police said they would not be releasing the speed Spence was traveling because it was a single-vehicle crash.  

Horrific security videos obtained by KTVT showed Spence’s white $300k Ferrari 488 Spider convertible speeding into view before rolling onto its side and out of frame, kicking up debris along the way. 

Police said Spence, who was on his way home from a nightclub, was intoxicated and speeding at the time of the crash

Police said Spence, who was on his way home from a nightclub, was intoxicated and speeding at the time of the crash 

Horrific security videos obtained by KTVT showed Spence's white $300k Ferrari 488 Spider convertible speeding into view before rolling onto its side and out of frame, kicking up debris along the way

Horrific security videos obtained by KTVT showed Spence’s white $300k Ferrari 488 Spider convertible speeding into view before rolling onto its side and out of frame, kicking up debris along the way 

Another video showed the aftermath of the crash in the distance as several cars meander through the wreckage and by Spence’s injured body. 

Spence’s spokesman released a statement shortly after the crash saying he was awake and responding.

‘He did not sustain any broken bones or fractures, but has some facial lacerations. He is expected to make a full recovery,’ the spokesman said.

‘He is currently resting with his family by his side. They want to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes and are extremely grateful to the Dallas first responders who rushed to the scene to attend to Errol after the accident and the doctors who are taking care of him at the hospital.’

In 2017, Spence won the IBF world welterweight title by beating Kell Brook in the Englishman’s native Sheffield. 

Spence also holds the WBC world welterweight title after his recent split-decision victory over Shawn Porter.

The win moved Spence’s record to 26-0. The powerful southpaw also has knockout 21 victories.

The crash happened just before 3am on October 10 when Spence's Ferrari crossed the median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several times

The crash happened just before 3am on October 10 when Spence’s Ferrari crossed the median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several times 

‘This is a lifetime dream,’ Spence said after his controversial win over Porter last month. 

‘It shows hard work pays off. … Shawn Porter is a rough and awkward fighter. I didn’t get off what I wanted to. He’s a true champion. He made it tough … (but) all my punches have bad intentions.’

Porter reacted to the news of the crash on Twitter last week: ‘My dad always tells me ‘this boxing thing is a part of your life but it’s not going to last forever. U still have a lot of life to live after that.’

‘With that, I’m praying for @ErrolSpenceJr & his family because he has a lot of life to live and I pray he recovers quickly & fully.’

Spence, a former Olympian, had been poised for a lucrative unification bout against undefeated WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, who is considered by many to be the world’s top pound-for-pound boxer.

‘Praying for you champ @ErrolSpenceJr,’ Crawford tweeted on Thursday. ‘I know you will.’

In 2017, Spence won the IBF world welterweight title by beating Kell Brook in the Englishman's native Sheffield

In 2017, Spence won the IBF world welterweight title by beating Kell Brook in the Englishman’s native Sheffield 



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