Victor Ortiz Pleads Guilty in DUI Case, Avoids Jail

By TMZ Sports

As reported a few weeks ago, former WBC welterweight world champion Victor Ortiz (31-6-2, 24 KOs) was charged with 2 misdemeanor counts of DUI stemming from his September arrest.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Ortiz was arrested on Sept. 24th in Ventura County, California around 7 PM when cops pulled over his BMW and smelled booze.

Officials stated that Ortiz's blood alcohol count was MORE than .15 ... which is a huge deal because in California, that triggers a "special allegation" which carries a tougher penalty if convicted ... more jail, higher fines, etc.


Ortiz managed to strike a plea deal in his case ... and he's on thin ice for the next 3 years.

Ortiz caught a huge break -- cutting a deal with prosecutors in which he plead guilty to a misdemeanor DUI and in exchange the "special allegation" was dismissed.

He was sentenced to 3 years probation and 8 days in county jail -- but he'll get credit for time served for 4 days and the remaining 4 days will be served as part of a work release program.

As part of his probation, Ortiz is not allowed to patronize bars -- or places where alcohol is the main draw.

Ortiz has been out of the ring since July, when he picked up a stoppage win over Saul Corral. Prior to that, in April of last year, he was knocked out by former champion Andre Berto in their long-awaited rematch at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

There was some talk of a potential showdown in the coming months with his career rival, Brandon Rios. The feud between the two boxers has been ongoing for several years, and for the first time there are no network or promotional boundaries to prevent the fight from taking place - and they both compete in the welterweight division.

Rios is now in the running to fight former champion Danny Garcia - and Ortiz's future, at least in boxing, is still unknown.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 10-28-2017

The pump probably had a bottle cracked as soon as you walked out of the jail and got in the car to go back where we came from...

Comment by AdonisCreed on 10-28-2017

Victor Ortiz is living that thug life lol hahaha.... Victor Ortiz vs Jeff Horn make it happen!!

Comment by Dramacyde on 10-27-2017

The jails in southern California are so crowded you basically have to kill somebody to do some real time

Comment by BigStomps on 10-27-2017

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;18167325]He's a fcking idiot.[/QUOTE] Why cause he got behind the wheel after drinking a bit too much?? B itch you gonna tell me you've never driven buzzed, drunk or high on dope or pills?? Don't lie fa ggot!

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 10-27-2017

He's a fcking idiot.

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