A DUI case was dismissed Tuesday against former professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who was charged in connection with a traffic stop last year by the California Highway Patrol in Pasadena.
Two misdemeanor DUI charges — one count each of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 or above – – against De La Hoya were dismissed after a defense motion was granted in a Pasadena courtroom, according to the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Public Information Office.
De La Hoya’s attorney could not be reached for immediate comment on the dismissal.
The former boxer was charged last March in connection with the Jan. 25 traffic stop.
De La Hoya — known by the nickname “The Golden Boy” — won the gold medal in the lightweight division at the 1992 Summer Olympics and won several world titles in six different weight classes before his retirement.
–City News Service