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Kelly Pavlik Accused of Driving Under the Influence

by David P. Greisman

Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik has been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator.

Police responded early Monday morning to a report of a potentially impaired driver on the Ohio Turnpike.

“A trooper spotted Pavlik’s car at the gate trying to exit the turnpike, but Pavlik did not have a pass or ticket on him to exit the toll road,” said the newspaper report, citing police. “As the trooper questioned Pavlik, he showed signs that he was impaired.”

Pavlik refused a breath test but “was still cited because the trooper had probable cause to believe Pavlik was drunk.”

That was 12:25 a.m. At 2:04 a.m. on Monday, Pavlik posted this on his Facebook page:

“f*** i got got again lol”

Later that day, at 5:17 p.m., he added this:

“so we in society can say u can't drink and drive, but you can sell a 24 pack and have beers places, gas stations and everywhere else that sell beer yet if u get pulled over for 2 beers in your system ur f***ed, should we not do the same for a 400 pound women or man that eats cheese burgers and french fries and orders a diet coke, and drive knowing he has high blood pressure and cholesterol”

Pavlik was already facing minor criminal charges for allegedly refusing to pay a taxi driver $25 after a ride home from an Ohio bar in September. A hearing in that case had been scheduled for Dec. 6 but has been postponed to Jan. 31, the newspaper reported.

In December 2011, Pavlik was accused of driving under the influence after allegedly crashing an all-terrain vehicle into a lamp post and telephone pole, according to past reports on this site.

“He pleaded guilty in April 2012 … to a reduced charge of failure to control,” the Vindicator reported. “He has attended a treatment program.”

The 31-year-old retired earlier this year after a planned fight with Andre Ward was postponed due to Ward suffering an injury in training camp. His last bout was in July 2012, a decision win over Will Rosinsky. That brought his record to 40-2 with 34 knockouts.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LouIE G on 12-12-2013

"THE RISE AND FALL OF KELLY PAVLIK".................sucks hes doing so bad now, he was one of my favorite fighters..

Comment by Ravens Fan on 12-12-2013

Pray for him because he is obviously in the grips of the disease of addiction.

Comment by BartBears on 12-12-2013

But he goes to the gym and trains young boxers

Comment by GhostBlade on 12-12-2013

[QUOTE=paulf;14020411]Pavlik may be the stupidest boxer of all time. GMOAT: Greatest Moron of all Time[/QUOTE] The man is probably dealing with some serious mental and psychiatric problems. It can be a variety of things. Getting bashed in the head time…

Comment by AntonTheMeh on 12-12-2013

this is going to end terribly for kelly.

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