International Boxing Hall of Famer and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, was arrested Wednesday, January 25, on suspicion of driving drunk.

ESPN reports that the 43-year old former pugilist was was pulled over by police for speeding in Pasadena, California, shortly before 2 a.m. The officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from De La Hoya’s Land Rover.

He agreed to take a series of field sobriety tests and failed all of them.

He was taken into custody, cited, then released to his manager.

De La Hoya has a history of substance abuse … in particular cocaine and alcohol. In 2011 he missed the Golden Boy promoted fight between Bernard Hopkins and Jean Pascal, while he was in a rehabilitation facility.

In 2013 the former 10-time world title winner was forced to miss the big showdown between Canelo Alvarez, who is under contract to Golden Boy, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. when he checked into rehab for a second time.

“Canelo Alvarez and I have big fights coming up this weekend,” De La Hoya said in the statement at the time. “His is the ring and mine in treatment. I will not be at the fight to cheer Canelo to victory since I have voluntarily admitted myself into a treatment facility.

“I explained this to Canelo, and he understood that my health and long-term recovery from my disease must come first. Thank you for your understanding. I ask for your support and privacy during this difficult time for me and my family.”

In December of 2016 it was reported that De La Hoya and his wife of 15 years, Milagros Corretjer, had split up. Whether that contributed to his recent DUI is unknown, but we’re sure this is a stressful time and hope De La Hoya can overcome his demons.

(Source – thisis50.com)

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