No Pavlik plea deal in OVI case
Former middleweight boxing champion Kelly Pavlik declined a plea deal Monday and a trial date is set for a charge of operating a motor vehicle while impaired.
Pavlik, 31, was in Mahoning County Court 4 for a pretrial hearing on a charge of OVI from December 2013. He pleaded not guilty on Dec. 10. His trial is set for 9:30 a.m. May 14 at in the same courtroom.
He was cited for OVI at about 12:25 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Youngstown-Niles exit on the Ohio Turnpike. He refused a Breathalyzer test, but the trooper still cited him because he had reasonable cause, a report said.
In a separate cae, Pavlik pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct Feb. 28 in Canfield. He was fined and granted 30 days to pay the fine. This case stemmed from an incident with a cab driver who accused Pavlik of not paying for a $25 cab ride on Sept. 18, 2013.
He also was charged with driving under the influence in 2011 and pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of failure to control in April 2012 in Canfield.
The boxer went 40-2 in his professional career, with 34 knockouts. He was the middleweight world champion in 2007.