Boxer Victor Ortiz charged with DUI

Victor Ortiz, the 29 year old former WBC Welterweight Champion, has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence after his arrest this past September.

TMZ broke the news, reporting that police smelled alcohol in his car after they stopped him in Ventura County, CA on September 24th. The reports notes that Ortiz had a blood alcohol content of 0.15, which invokes a specific charge. If he’s convicted, he would face a longer prison sentence and a higher fine than a standard DUI offence.

To make matters worse for the boxer, Ortiz is also currently on probation due to a 2015 battery charge. With the recent DUI charges, his probation could be revoked and he could end up in jail. 

After being knocked out by Andre Berto in the fourth round of their fight this past April, Ortiz hasn’t seen any action in the ring. But you might have seen him on the silver screen in movies such as “The Expendables” or “Southpaw.”

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