Gervonta Davis will now have to speak to charges implicating the boxer in a hit-and-run incident which left four people injured.
The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office has charged the unbeaten two-division titlist with 14 counts of traffic violations stemming from a Nov. 2020 hit-and-run in the boxer’s hometown. The most serious charges suggest that Davis allegedly fled the scene of an accident involving bodily injury (four counts), along with driving on the highway while his license was suspended and revoked—each of which separately carry a maximum one-year sentence.
The following are a detailed list of charges presented against the boxer, according to a press release from the State’s Attorney’s office on Monday:
1. Four counts of Failure to immediately return and remain at scene of accident involving bodily injury (1 year)
2. Failure of driver involved in accident to render reasonable assistance to injured person (60 days)
3. Failure of vehicle driver involved in accident to furnish req. ID and license (60 days)
4. Failure of vehicle driver involved in accident to exhibit license to police (60 days)
5. Failure of vehicle driver involved in accident to report to nearest police (60 days)
6. Failure of vehicle driver in accident to locate and notify owner of unattended property of damage (60 days)
7. Failure of vehicle driver in accident to furnish required ID information in writing on unattended vehicle property (60 days)
8. Person driving motor vehicle on highway on suspended license and privilege (1 year)
9. Person driving motor vehicle on highway on revoked license and privilege (1 year)
10. Driving motor vehicle on highway without required license and authorization (60 days)
11. Driver fail to stop at steady circular red signal.
According to the press release, Davis will face a maximum of 7 years and 55 days in prison if convicted on all charges.
Davis (24-0, 23KOs) was named by witnesses as the driver of a 2020 Lamborghini Uris which ran a red light and struck the passenger side of a 2004 Toyota Solara at 1:47 a.m. on November 5, 2020. A red light camera located at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and 700 Washington Boulevard picked up the incident according to existing court documents with the Baltimore Circuit Court—a copy of which records have been obtained by BoxingScene.com.
Police officers responded to the incident in question at approximately 1:55 a.m.
Four people were injured in the incident, though none were life threatening and all of whom were treated at University of Maryland Shock Trauma. As a result, each of the 14 counts filed against Davis are classified as misdemeanors and not felony charges.
“Fortunately, the victims in this case were able to survive this alleged hit-and-run collision with recoverable injuries despite the potential for a far worse scenario,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby in a statement. “My office will continue to do our part to hold reckless drivers accountable when their harmful actions put innocent lives in jeopardy.
The case was officially entered into the Baltimore City Circuit Court on Monday. A court date has yet to be assigned.
Filed charges against the boxer come as Mosby and her husband, Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby remain under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors, alleging misconduct. The couple’s attorney, A. Scott Bolden has vehemently denied all charges, dismissing the case as a “political witch hunt.”
The hit-and-run in question took place less than a week after Davis’ most recent win, a 6th round knockout of Leo Santa Cruz last Halloween at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Showtime Pay-Per-View event—which saw Davis regain his WBA junior lightweight title while retaining a secondary version of the WBA lightweight belt—was the lone fight on the year for the boxer, although a year which saw him run into additional legal trouble.
Davis is still the subject of an open court case in Miami, alleging three counts of misdemeanor battery, including simple battery domestic violence. The foundation of the charges come from video footage obtained from a charity basketball event which took place during Super Bowl week in Miami. Davis was arrested last February, though with the case delayed several times. The trial is set to resume on April 19, according to Miami-Dade County Court records.
A next fight date has yet to be announced for Davis, beyond rumors of the southpaw knockout artist potentially headlining a Showtime Pay-Per-View event in June.
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox