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Sergey Kovalev Arrested For DUI in Los Angeles

Former light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev is facing new legal troubles.

TMZ reports that Kovalev was arrested for a DUI [driving under the influence] in Los Angeles early Monday morning.

The 36-year-old was reportedly pulled over by the California Highway Patrol around 2AM. During the stop, the trooper believed Kovalev was under the influence and arrested him for DUI. He was taken to a nearby station where he was booked.

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There is no confirmation if Kovalev was given a sobriety test or refused to take one.

After a few hours at the police station, Kovalev was released on his own recognizance around 7:35AM.

Kovalev, who has a reputation as a drinker, is currently in the middle of a felony assault case stemming from an incident where he allegedly attacked a woman in 2018 in Big Bear, California.

Kovalev is accused of striking and causing injuries to Jamie Frontz, who makes allegations that Kovalev assaulted her after she rejected his sexual advances.

If convicted on the assault charge, Kovalev faces up to 4 years in prison. There is also a civil case ongoing. The two sides had reached an agreement in the civil case, but recently Frontz sued Kovalev with claims that he violated the settlement agreements by not making the agreed-upon payments.

There was also an incident last year, where Kovalev was allegedly intoxicated and caused a scene during a flight, when a female passenger claimed he was making her feel uncomfortable and wanted to kiss her.

Kovalev has been out of the ring since November or 2019, when Canelo Alvarez knocked him out in the eleventh round. Canelo had moved up by two weight divisions to challenge Kovalev for his WBO title. DAZN, who streamed the fight, has two fight options on the Russian boxer.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by steady_p on 02-25-2020

[QUOTE=Citizen Koba;20415764]Sergei was one of my favourite fighters of the last decade but its been completely obvious for a long time now that the dudes an out of control a[I]ss[/I]hole[/QUOTE] Agree. Used to be a fan of him myself, but…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 02-25-2020

[QUOTE=The Big Dunn;20419550]Not surprising to see this from Vlad.[/QUOTE] Not surprising at all. I though he was vehemently against drunk driving. But I guess certain people will always get a pass from him.

Comment by The Big Dunn on 02-25-2020

[QUOTE=Vlad_;20419439]Really? Then why is 0.08% tolerated in most places? Having a few beers and driving is perfectly legal and don’t tell me that most people here, probably yourself included, have never done it.[/QUOTE] Not surprising to see this from Vlad.

Comment by MulaKO on 02-25-2020

[QUOTE=Vlad_;20419532]Didn’t know if he was charged. The article says he was brought to the station under suspicion of DUI and then released. Doesn’t say if a breathalyzer was administered and what the alcohol level was.[/QUOTE] I read on another site…

Comment by Vlad_ on 02-25-2020

[QUOTE=MulaKO;20419456]He was actually charged with dui which means he was over the limit Or he wouldn’t of been charged , right ?[/QUOTE] Didn’t know if he was charged. The article says he was brought to the station under suspicion of…

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