Gervonta Davis charged over alleged hit-and-run, facing maximum of seven years in prison if convicted

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Gervonta Davis has been charged over an alleged hit-and-run and is facing a maximum of seven years in prison.

It was reported back in November that the 26-year-old American boxing star had found himself in trouble once again, just days after enjoying a career-best win over Leo Santa Cruz.

Gervonta is one of boxing’s most ferocious punchers

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Gervonta is one of boxing’s most ferocious punchers

A press release from the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office explained the current status of the situation.

It read: “Today, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office charged Gervonta Davis with 14 counts of various traffic violations that occurred during an alleged hit-and-run on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on November 5, 2020.

“These charges are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at trial.

Davis flattened Leo Santa Cruz in dramatic fashion

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Davis flattened Leo Santa Cruz in dramatic fashion

“Davis has been charged with:

“1. Four counts of Failure to immediately return and remain at scene of accident involving bodily injury – 1 year

“2. Failure of driver involved in accident to render reasonable assistance to injured person – 60 days

“3. Failure of vehicle driver involved in accident to furnish req. ID and license – 60 days

“4. Failure of vehicle driver involved in accident to exhibit license to police – 60 days

“5. Failure of vehicle driver involved in accident to report to nearest police – 60 days

“6. Failure of vehicle driver in accident to locate and notify owner of unattended property of damage – 60 days

“7. Failure of vehicle driver in accident to furnish required ID information in writing on unattended vehicle property – 60 days

“8. Person driving motor vehicle on highway on suspended license and privilege – 1 year

“9. Person driving motor vehicle on highway on revoked license and privilege – 1 year

“10. Driving motor vehicle on highway without required license and authorization – 60 days

“11. Driver fail to stop at steady circular red signal.

“If convicted of all charges, Davis faces a potential maximum of 7 years and 55 days in prison.

“According to court documents, on November 5, 2020 at approximately 1:55 a.m., Baltimore City police officers responded to the unit block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Washington Boulevard in Baltimore City for a two vehicle collision between a 2020 Lamborghini Uris and a 2004 Toyota Solara.

“At 1:47 a.m., the red light camera located at Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK)  Boulevard and 700 Washington Boulevard showed the Lamborghini traveling southbound on MLK when the vehicle drove through the red light and struck the front passenger side of the Toyota Solara traveling westbound on Washington Blvd with a green signal.

“The video captured from a nearby convenience store showed the Lamborghini collide directly into the store’s fence and the driver, was allegedly identified by witnesses as Gervonta Davis.

Davis is WBA super-featherweight champion and also holds the WBA ‘regular’ belt at lightweight

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Davis is WBA super-featherweight champion and also holds the WBA ‘regular’ belt at lightweight

“Following the collision, witness accounts and video gathered during the investigation also revealed that a black Camaro arrived at the scene of crash, and people began transferring items from the Lamborghini to the Camaro.

“Allegedly, the defendant and the unidentified female passenger were captured on camera leaving from the scene in the Camaro.

“Four occupants of the Toyota Solara were injured as a result of the collision and were transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma.

“State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said, ‘Fortunately, the victims in this case were able to survive this alleged hit and run collision with recoverable injuries despite the potential for a far worst scenario. My office will continue to do our part to hold reckless drivers accountable when their harmful actions put innocent lives in jeopardy.

“An individual charged is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at trial.”

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