Lem Satterfield

Chavez Jr. strikes plea deal in drunk driving case

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., arrested Jan. 22 for allegedly driving drunk, was struck a plea deal which grants him three years of probation and ordered him to to attend 30 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, the latter of which he already has completed.

Chavez, 25, whose next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 7, was granted a 30-day continuance in March following a court hearing in Los Angeles, his manager, Billy Keane, told RingTV.com.

Chavez 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 faced three misdemeanor charges — two for drunk driving and one for driving without a valid license, according to Keane. If found guilty, he could have 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, and has a June 16 defense against Andy Lee in El Paso, Tex..

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

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