Kelly Pavlik faces arraignment Wednesday on OVI charge

AUSTINTOWN — A charge of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol was filed against former boxing champion Kelly Pavlik today in Mahoning County Area Court here.

Court records show Pavlik was cited for OVI refusal sometime Monday. His arraignment will be Wednesday.

More details are expected later.

This is his second brush with the law this year. Earlier, he was accused of not paying cab fare for a ride home from a Youngstown bar and faces a misdemeanor theft charge in county court in Canfield. He has a Jan. 31 pretrial hearing scheduled in that case.

Pavlik had a previous OVI charge in 2011 in Canfield court. That charge was dismissed, and he pleaded guilty to charges of leaving the scene of an accident and failure to control after an incident with an all-terrain vehicle.

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