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Spence released from hospital, charged with DWI

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Spence released from hospital, charged with DWI

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Spence released from hospital, charged with DWI

The good news is that unified welterweight champion Errol Spence is that he was released from the hospital today. The bad news is that he was charged with a DWI by the Dallas police for the accident he was involved in last week.

In a report by ESPN, Spence, who was originally in intensive care but now is out of the hospital, has been charged with driving while intoxicated, a class B misdemeanor, a Dallas police spokesman said Wednesday evening.

Spence was involved in a one-vehicle accident just after 3 a.m. local time last Thursday, where he rolled his Ferrari while driving at a very high speed. The accident, which was caught on camera by a nearby business shows the horrific crash which Spence was ejected out of the car since he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

Amazingly, Spence only came out of the ordeal with facial lacerations and a broken jaw by reports, in a crash that could’ve been a lot worse.

“Mr. Spence has been released from the hospital and will need to address those charges,” the Dallas police spokesman said. “As for getting a speed of the vehicle, we will not be getting one. It was a single-car accident with no other criminal charges. Therefore, no reason to get a warrant to pull the [black box] of the vehicle.”

The incident marked a first-time offense for Spence, hence the Class B misdemeanor charges filed. It also confirms his Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) was below 0.15, which likely keeps him out of jail time. The maximum penalty includes a fine up to $2,000 and license suspension anywhere from three months to one full year.

Spence was just recently in action on September 28 in a contest against Shawn Porter that was live on pay-per-view. Spence would come out victorious in the match by split decision.

We will learn more soon on whether Spence will follow through with a proposed January title defense against Danny Garcia on PPV.

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