Lem Satterfield

Chavez Jr. arrested for drunk driving

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on the morning of Jan. 22 and charged with drunk driving, according to records obtained by RingTV.com and a spokesman at the holding facility.

Chavez, 25, was arrested in Los Angeles at 4:38 a.m., booked at 7:19 a.m. at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Men’s Central Jail, and released at 10:25 that morning, according to the operator at station No. 4 of the Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center.

Chavez has a court hearing scheduled for March 16 in Los Angeles Municipal Court, according to the spokesman.

The fighter was listed by police at 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds at the time of his arrest.

Chavez (44-0-1, 31 knockouts ) defends his WBC middleweight belt against Marco Antonio Rubio (53-5-1, 46 KOs) tonight in San Antonio on HBO. The son of Julio Cesar Chavez is rated No. 5 by THE RING.

Public relations director Lee Samuels of Top Rank Inc., Chavez’s promoter, said he had no knowledge of the arrest.

Lem Satterfield can be reached at lemuel.satterfield@gmail.com

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