IBF champ Corey Spinks pleads no contest to DUI charge, granted probation

VERO BEACH — International Boxing Federation junior middleweight champion Corey Spinks pleaded no contest Wednesday to a charge of driving under the influence from an incident in April and received 12 months probation.The case stemmed from an early morning accident April 10 on the 800 block of First Street Southwest when his gray Chevrolet struck a parked Ford Explorer. In addition to the probation, Judge Joe Wild ordered Spinks to provide 200 hours of community service, pay a $500 fine, court costs and pay $4,000 to the owner of the vehicle he hit. Spinks had a charge of leaving the scene of an accident dropped.A Breathalyzer test taken at the scene showed Spinks to be under the legal limit for alcohol.Spinks has been in the area working with trainer Buddy McGirt for a title defense against IBF challenger Cornelius Brundage. The bout has been postponed twice amid reports that the son of former world champion Leon Spinks is not in shape for the mandatory challenge.

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