Victor Ortiz arrested for DUI
“I appreciate everything that’s been done for me. After a difficult start, I’ve just followed my dreams”
WBC Welterweight Champ Victor Ortiz hits the headlines again, but neither for gaining a victory in the boxing ring nor for acting in a new film. According to TMZ Sports, Ortiz was pulled over by the police due to expired registration tags on his BMW at around 7 p.m. on Saturday. After the stop, a police officer detected that the former “Dancing With the Stars” celebrity and a boxer was in a state of alcoholic intoxication. Then the boxer/actor allegedly failed the field sobriety tests, got himself arrested for a DUI, and now faces DUI charges.
At the time of this DUI arrest, Mr. Ortiz was on probation for assault and battery. These assault and battery charges are based on the reality television star and his brother’s arrest for misdemeanor battery after they assaulted a man at a Kenny Chesney concert in July 2015. This new arrest thus appears to be a violation of Ortize’s probation for assault and battery.
As with all potential violations of probation, it can result in a punishment, after a hearing, which can include jail time. In his defense, raised in poverty and by an alcoholic father, Victor Ortiz got into boxing in his early teens. After training under several retired boxers, Ortiz became a professional fighter at the age of 17. By 2008 Ortiz gained a string of victories and became the hottest boxing prospect of the year. In 2011 Victor became the WBC lightweight Champion.
After his initial success in the ring, Ortiz’s boxing career declined, so, he was able to establish himself in cinema and reality television. Unfortunately, it looks like this prize fighter is going through really hard times again. We do hope he was able to retain a great DUI attorney and an experienced DUI attorney that will help the boxer to get the best possible results for his DUI arrest.
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