Oscar de la Hoya was arrested in Pasadena, California Tuesday night for DUI. The 43-year-old was pulled over for speeding at around 2 a.m. and failed several field sobriety tests. De La Hoya has struggled with substance abuse in the past and it appears he’s off the wagon again.
De La Hoya was reportedly seen at multiple bars earlier on Tuesday night before being arrested.
After retiring from boxing in 2009 De La Hoya has focused on promoting fights through Golden Boy Promotions Inc. as majority owner, and has managed to stay in the spotlight pretty consistently. That has obviously led to temptations, especially considering how much time he spends in Las Vegas for bouts.
To this day De La Hoya has legions of fans all over the globe. I’m fairly confident I join them all in hoping he gets the help he clearly needs.