Former World Boxing Council featherweight champion Bobby Chacon plead
May. 02, 1985
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) _ Former World Boxing Council featherweight champion Bobby Chacon pleaded guilty Thursday to reckless driving and was fined $350 in a plea bargain arrangement with prosecutors.
Chacon, 32, entered the plea before Placer County Municipal Court Judge Richard Ryan. Three other charges - driving while intoxicated, possession of an open container of alcohol and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana - were dismissed.
Chacon was arrested by the Highway Patrol in March about 20 miles northeast of Sacramento while driving 50 mph in a 25 mph-zone. He was held four hours in jail, then released with a citation.
Last August, Chacon was accused of hitting and kicking his wife, and he later served a 10-day sentence in the Butte County jail after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of wife beating.
Chacon was the World Boxing Council featherweight champion from September 1974 to June 1975. More recently, he held the WBC super-featherweight title.