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.
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