Oscar De La Hoya Arrested for California DUI

Former world boxing champion, Oscar De La Hoya, was arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the 43-year-old Golden Boy Promotions chairman, was taken into custody on Wednesday of last week after he was pulled over for speeding in Pasadena and later failed field sobriety tests.

Upon stopping De La Hoya, the CHP office “detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from inside the vehicle.”

It was at that point that the officer requested that De La Hoya exit his vehicle and perform field sobriety tests. “The driver was shown and demonstrated a series of field sobriety tests,” the CHP report said. “The driver agreed to the tests and failed to perform them as shown and demonstrated.”

De La Hoya has battled alcohol addiction in the past. He entered rehab twice since he retired following a loss to Manny Pacquiao in December of 2008. In an interview with The Times in 2015, De La Hoya claimed that he was sober.

However, several videos on TMZ have shown De La Hoya appearing to be intoxicated.

If convicted, De La Hoya faces up to six months in jail, informal probation, a DUI program, and up to $1,000 in fines and fees. 


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