In late December, former middleweight boxing champion Kelly Pavlik was arrested for DUI near his home in OH for DUI while driving an ATV. Pavlik was busted for DUI when his neighbor called the police reporting that a lamp post on his property had been struck by a man driving an ATV and that the driver was Pavlik. The responding DUI officer felt that Pavlik was acting aggressively and seemed very intoxicated. He was allegedly slurring his speech and using profanity. Pavlik, according to reports, failed field sobriety tests and then refused a breath test.
Pavlik defeated boxer Jermain Taylor in 2007 to become middle weight champion. He lost his title to Sergio Martinez in 2010. He has been known to struggle with alcohol and has been to treatment for his drinking in the past.
Had these events occured in Gwinnett County, Pavlik would be facing a license suspension for one year with no temporary permits available for refusing the state administered breath test. Under Georgia law, a driver of any vehicle only has 30 days from the date of their DUI arrest to appeal the automatic suspension of their GA drivers license. If you are facing a DUI, call Gwinnett County DUI lawyer Richard Lawson to help keep you driving.