Lem Satterfield

Chavez Jr. granted a continuance on drunk driving charge

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., arrested Jan. 22 for allegedly driving drunk, was granted a 30-day continuance following a court hearing Friday in Los Angeles, his manager, Billy Keane, told RingTV.com on Friday. 

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 faces three misdemeanor charges — two for drunk driving and one for driving without a valid license, according to Keane. If found guilty, he could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Chavez (45-0-1, 31 knockouts) successfullly defended his WBC middleweight belt against Marco Antonio Rubio (53-6-1, 46 KOs) on Feb. 4 in San Antonio on HBO.

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

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