Former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz was arrested for driving drunk back in September of 2016 and was subsequently charged with 2 misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence.
Today, TMZ reported that his BAC during the traffic stop was .15. In California where he was stopped, that level falls under a “special allegation” and carries with it more severe penalties if convicted.
Ortiz is currently on probation from a 2015 battery case at a Kenny Chesney concert and a DUI conviction could see that probation overturned and jail time served.
Ortiz rose to main stream fame when he faced the undefeated Floyd Mayweather in 2011. Ortiz was KO’d by Floyd in the 4th round following a strange string of moments that saw Ortiz launch an unprovoked headbutt at Mayweather.
We will have more on this story when it becomes available.
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