‘Don’t Drink And Drive’: Errol Spence Jr Pleads Guilty To 2019 DWI Crash
In a statement through the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, Errol Spence Jr emphasized, “Don’t drink and drive.”
Spence pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated, which stems from a 2019 crash that sent him to intensive care.
“As I recovered, I thought of how much I could have lost and how blessed I was to have a second chance at life, but I also know with this platform I can spread a very powerful message,” Spence wrote.
“Don’t drink and drive. Not one drink. It’s not worth it.”
Spence was speeding around 3 a.m. on October 10, 2019 after a night of barhopping, according to a news release from District Attorney John Creuzot.
Spence crashed his Ferrari in Dallas on the block of South Riverfront Boulevard and flipped several times. He was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the car.
He was taken to the intensive care unit at Methodist Dallas Medical Center and suffered soft tissue damage, broken teeth and scratches. He did not sustain any broken bones or fractures.
It’s unclear how fast Spence was driving and what his intoxication level was.
The Texas-native boxer was ordered to spence three days in jail, according to court records.
“Fortunately, no one else was involved in the accident and I am most grateful for that,” Spence added.
“It was an incident that would profoundly change my life.”
Spence last fought Yordenis Ugas in April and added the WBA welterweight belt to his collection. He has one belt remaining, which is the WBO strap that belongs to Terence Crawford.
They are slated to meet in the ring soon.