Mike Tyson pleads
guilty to DUI and drug charges
On Monday former heavyweight
champion Mike Tyson pleaded guilty to driving under the
influence and drug possession charges.
Monday the former boxing legend Mike Tyson pleaded guilty in
front of a judge in Arizona to driving under the influence and
cocaine possession charges stemming from an arrest last year,
after a traffic stop in Mesa, Arizona. Mike Tyson was pulled
over after leaving the Scottsdale's Pussycat Lounge and
according to the police, he wiped a white substance from the
dashboard of his BMW. This action and his impaired speech
prompted a search which uncovered cocaine on Tyson and in his
Mike Tyson admitted to the judge on
Monday that he was indeed impaired at that time and had cocaine.
Tyson is facing up to six months on the DUI charge and more than
three years on the cocaine possession charge. Mike Tyson's
sentencing has been scheduled for November 19th. According to
Tyson's lawyer, the boxer has been clean for eight months since
he checked himself into an in-patient treatment program for what
his lawyer called "various addictions" after his arrest.
Published on 09/24/2007