A former welterweight boxing champ who just recently reached in a plea deal in an assault case found himself back in court, this time to find out his punishment for a DUI.
According to TMZ Sports, Victor Ortiz, the former welterweight boxing champion, has reached a plea agreement the latest case.
Ortiz will serve eight days of incarceration, with four credited for time already served and the remainder to be served via a work-release program. He will also serve three years of probation, which will ban him from bars and other places that predominately serve alcoholic beverages.
The incident took place in Sept. of 2016, when Ortiz was arrested in California, after police noticed the license plates of his vehicle had expired. Upon approaching the vehicle, officers smelled the odor of alcohol, that prompted them to conduct a field sobriety test. Ortiz was unable to pass the test, which led to him being arrested on misdemeanor charges, according to TMZ Sports.
Ortiz’s arrest came just a month after reaching a plea in an assault case, which stemmed from a 2015 incident at a Kenny Chesney concert.
Ortiz, 30, was the World Boxing Council welterweight champion in 2011, and has a career record of 32 wins (25 KO), 6 loses and 2 draws.
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