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UPDATED: Pavlik faces Friday arraignment on three charges



Published: Thu, December 22, 2011 @ 11:12 a.m.

Pavlik faces Friday arraignment on three charges

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

jgoodwin@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

Former middleweight boxing champion Kelly Pavlik faces arraignment Friday morning in Canfield Area Court on charges of OVI, failure to control and leaving the scene of an accident.

He spent a brief time in the Mahoning County jail on the three misdemeanor charges after being arrested Wednesday night at his Sugarbush Drive home in Canfield.

Police say Pavlik, 29, and a friend wrecked two ATVs on a neighboring piece of property, destroying a lamp post and causing other damage.

Reports say Pavlik smelled of alcohol and was belligerent to deputy sheriffs investigating the accident.

The incident began when a homeowner in the 3900 block of Sugarbush Drive called police to report that two men on ATVs — one ATV being red and one larger green one — had hit a lamp post and telephone pole in his yard and driven away. The homeowner identified Pavlik as one of the men.

The man told police he went outside at about 10:30 p.m. and saw Pavlik and another man on his property with the ATVs. He said both men were aggressive toward him and appeared to be drunk ,with slurred speech and a noticeable smell of alcohol.

Deputies went to Pavlik’s home and discovered a red ATV sitting in the driveway covered in fresh mud and grass. Another larger green ATV was located inside an open garage. The larger ATV had heavy front-end damage and the top of a lamp post sitting in the passenger seat.

Daniel Ferreri, a Pavlik friend, met deputies in the driveway of the home, and said he had wrecked the green ATV into a lamp post down the street from the house.

Deputies report Pavlik came out of the house as they were speaking with Ferreri and demanded that the deputies leave his property. The deputies reported that Pavlik was belligerent and continually disrupted their attempts to interview Ferreri.

Ferreri, after extensive conversation with deputies, said Pavlik was actually the driver of the green ATV involved in the accident. Ferreri was then arrested, charged with obstruction of official business. He will be arraigned in Canfield Area Court on Jan. 4.

Deputies observed Pavlik swaying side to side as he walked and noticed his speech was slurred. He was asked to submit to field sobriety tests, but refused. He was placed under arrest and taken to the Mahoning County jail.

Deputies noted that Pavlik was bleeding from a cut to the back of his head, but refused medical treatment.

The fighter was released from alcohol-abuse treatment and returned to Youngstown in January after two months of rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Center in California.

Police reports show that Pavlik was also involved in a fight with his brother Michael Pavlik in July. The two men were reportedly drinking at the time.

According to police, Kelly, after exchanging words with Michael, “punched the west-facing side door of the home and pulled his brother, Michael, out of the broken window.”

Reports say officers found broken glass and blood on nearby steps. Michael Pavlik, police said, appeared to have minor cuts to his arms and hands, but told officers at the scene that he did not need an ambulance or medical attention.

Kelly Pavlik had left the home before officers arrived and police could not contact him for questioning. Michael Pavlik reportedly told officers repeatedly he did not wish to file charges against his brother.

The fight between the brothers was witnessed by Michael’s girlfriend, who was at the home.


Comments

1vicarofhell(25 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Wow, I really think he would be better off moving away from Youngstown. It seems he has too many bad influences, namely friends that will still be around him drinking after rehab.

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2southsidedave(4780 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Once the pride & joy of Youngstown....WOW

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3snydro0108(61 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Loser. Plain and Simple!

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4nascar74(43 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

I am a recovering alcoholic / addict. Recovering can only start if you admit to Step 1 in a 12-Step program, attend meetings, get a sponsor, change your habits (even friends, in some cases), re-dedicate yourself, etc. Going to rehab to get clean is only the beginning. It is a lifelong committment. I went to rehab for 90-days, but I am still a nomad on a journey of sobriety. Kelly: Make it happen.

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5jgm820(115 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Amen @Nascar74...

I think it's time for Mr. Pavlik to straighten up his life for both his and his children's sake and figure out what to do with the rest of his life.

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6ROBERT(138 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

I truly hope that Kelly can get the help he so obviously needs to end this path of self destruction. Every day that he lives in denial is another day that his recovery is delayed, hopefully not to the point where it becomes too late!

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7penguinfan1(29 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

What a bum! He had the world in his hands and he threw it all away for alcohol. Yes, I know it is a disease, but if he wanted to he could overcome it. My father is a recovering alcoholic who hasn't touched a drink since 4/1/1980, and he didn't have nearly as much going for him as Kelly. It is such a shame to see him destroy himself like this. He once represented Youngstown in a positive light, now he just makes it look bad like most everything else in the area.

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8redvert(2064 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Vicarofhell, of course it is all the fault of his friends. When does this clown start to take responsibility for his actions. Is he still a child?

Get a clue!

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9vicarofhell(25 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

@redvert, Those people would be called "enablers". I didn't say the blame was on his friends. Alcoholics hanging out with people who drink probably won't end in a postive result.

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10GTX66(343 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

The pried of Youngstown, at least we still have Al Bundy to look up to.

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11grand4dad(196 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

This is really sad to see. I watched a very close friend destroy himself with alcohol in the same way. As long as a person continues to lay blame on everyone else, friends, etc., they will not be able to get the help they need. Sometimes you have to go all the way down to finally admit the blame lies with YOU. Hopefully this will happen for Kelly. Only then will he be able to begin the healing process.

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12SteelerForever(1 comment)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

The Pride of Youngstown? Too many times have we heard of sad stories like this-young sports "Heroes" that can't or won't be responsible & step up & admit they have a problem and do something about it! Maybe, get far away from bad influences/enablers that drag them down. Good luck, Mr. Pavlik, I hope you get the help you need-hopefully by the New Year!

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13mrblue(983 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

If he doesn't want to help himself, there is nothing anyone can do. He needs to work on being a productive member of society because as a fighter, he's done.

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14BenitaDrugs(42 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

nice shirt

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15olddude(201 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

u can take the boy out of ytown...but u cant take the ytown outa the boy

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16Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

The only way Kelly is going to get his life straightened up is when he finally admits to being a alcoholic. Bottom line, him and only him can make that decision. You can't run from your problems, you have to have the heart and desire to beat the disease, prison (which I've been in for 6 dui's) or heath matters (which I would be dead if it was'nt for a hardcore judge and prison (North Coast Correctional) (2 stents in the heart and a balloon from my years of abusing alcohol) and until he does, he'll be just another alcoholic living the alcoholic life.
I've been sober for 3 years now and it's hard but it's a everyday battle.
Kelly has to admit it first before any of the other parts fall in place.
Living Life on Lifes Terms....

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17DOLE2(594 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

'' Look daddy,Santa's at Mr.Pavliks house again! ''

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18redvert(2064 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Many years ago I was a smoker. When I quit I still had to spend time around smokers at work. Some of them tried to mess with me by offering me cigarettes, blowing smoke in my face etc. It didn't work because I had the final say on the matter. Don't give me all this crap about enablers, either Kelly wants to be a alcoholic or he doesn't.

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19lovedrama(138 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

all these alcoholics in "AA" need to lighten up. First of all--you're all probably like 50-Kelly's 29. He needs to quit thinking it's " AA way or the highway". AA scares poeple away and right back into drinking because the people there are freaky weirdos ( most of them ). Kelly: my message to you: alcohol will always be there if and when u need it--giv eit a break. Concentrate on what u want over the next 10 years and make it happen.

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20badeepster(111 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Trailer trash given a gift...and giving it right back. 15 minutes of fame now over. That bellowing laugh you hear outside your door is Jack Loew.

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21Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

lovedrama

Are you a alcoholic? Do you live with a alcoholic or know someone who is alcoholic? Do you know anyone in AA? Have you ever been incarcerated because of it? Or any of your friends? Do you know anyone that has died because of a drunk driver behind the wheel?? You ever see a person that is dying because of cirrhosis?? You ever read the news about a family and children that were killed because of a intoxicated driver? If so, then your stupid comment makes no sense whatsoever.
AA is a choice, no one is holding a gun to his head to go to a meeting.
Yes alcohol will always be there, but that beer or drink just don't magically go to the hands. You have to make a choice. I would really hate to be a friend of yours that is battling alcoholic or drugs because you seem like a enabler. A young fool that don't understand about a disease or think it's all fun and games. It's his life, not yours.
And what in the he@# does age have to do with it?
You really are a misguided fool.

If you can comprehend what you read, see what alcohol really does to your body over time, read the link attached. But that's OK, Kelly is only 29. Just remember dying has no age limit. smh at such stupid people.

http://www.healthchecksystems.com/alc...

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22Rockyroad(149 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Even though a number of people have tried, no one has yet found a way to drink for a living.

The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity.

If drinking is interfering with your work, you're probably a heavy drinker. If work is interfering with your drinking, you're probably an alcoholic.

It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one nut to scatter it all over the road.

Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.

The chief reason for drinking is the desire to behave in a certain way, and to be able to blame it on alcohol.

If you must drink and drive, drink Pepsi

It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or the fourteenth.

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