Maurice Hooker arrested on DWI charge

Maurice Hooker arrested on DWI charge

A local boxer who recently picked up a major world championship belt was arrested Tuesday in Dallas after an accident involving multiple police cars.

Maurice Hooker was booked Tuesday morning and charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and misdemeanor unlawful possession of a handgun, according to Dallas County court records. He posted bond on both charges.

According to the arrest affidavit, Hooker was allegedly spotted speeding on Interstate 35E around 1:50 a.m. While he was being followed by one Dallas police car, Hooker crashed into a squad car ahead of him that was being used to redirect traffic in a construction area around Empire Central Drive.

The car following Hooker collided with another unoccupied police vehicle at the construction site, the document said. Two officers were hospitalized. One suffered a broken arm, while the other had no major injuries.

Hooker, 28, is fresh off his first major title victory. Last month, Hooker (24-0, 16 KOs) traveled to England and beat Terry Flanagan in a split decision to win the WBO’s super lightweight title. It was Flanagan’s first career loss.

Hooker admitted to officers he was drinking before the multi-car accident and declined a breathalyzer test, according to the police report. Hooker and his brother, who was listed as a passenger in the vehicle, did not suffer any serious injuries.
He currently does not have an upcoming fight scheduled.

Article courtesy of Dallas News
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/collegesports/2018/07/11/recent-boxing-champion-oak-cliffs-maurice-hooker-arrested-charged-dwi

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