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Boxer Errol Spence leaves hospital, charged with DWI

Boxer Errol Spence Jr. was released from the hospital and charged with driving while intoxicated six days after crashing his Ferrari in Dallas, according to Dallas police.

Spence, who lives in DeSoto, is the world welterweight champion.

Police say he was driving at a high speed on South Riverfront Boulevard when he lost control and crashed in the early morning of Oct. 10. Spence wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car, which flipped multiple times.

He was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.
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