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Gervonta Davis sentenced to 90 days of home detention, but no jail time over hit-and-run crash

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May 5, 2023
Gervonta Davis sentenced to 90 days of home detention, but no jail time over hit-and-run crash

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Gervonta Davis has not received jail time in the sentencing over his hit-and-run crash which injured four people.

The 28-year-old American lightweight boxing star has instead been sentenced to 90 days of home detention, three years’ probation, plus 200 hours of community service after he pled guilty to four traffic offences in a plea deal.

Davis is one of boxing’s biggest names

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Davis is one of boxing’s biggest names

The incident occurred in November 2020, just days after Davis secured an impressive KO win over Leo Santa Cruz.

It was alleged that the boxer was driving a Lamborghini Urus SUV at around 1:50am when he ran a red light and struck a Toyota Solara.

Four people were injured and taken to hospital for treatment as a result.

In March 2021, Davis was charged with 14 counts of various traffic violations in relation to the hit-and-run.

Almost two years on, in February of this year, he accepted a plea deal in which he plead guilty to four of these traffic offences with sentencing to be decided by a judge.

On Friday, Judge Althea M. Handy decided to sentence him to 90 days of home detention, three years’ probation and 200 hours of community service.

Davis is not unaccustomed to being in trouble with the law

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Davis is not unaccustomed to being in trouble with the law

Previously, in September 2022, Davis accepted a different plea deal over the charges that would have also seen him avoid jail time, but it was rejected by a judge after one of the victims, Jyair Smith, made an impassioned speech at the hearing.

This deal would have seen him instead receive a one-year suspended sentence with two months of home confinement and work release.

Smith explained that she was pregnant when the incident happened and told of how she looked Davis in the eyes and asked him for help before he fled the scene.

She said she was left with a serious knee injury which she is still struggling with to this day and also had to undergo gall bladder surgery following the incident.

Davis accepted a revised plea deal after the initial one was rejected

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Davis accepted a revised plea deal after the initial one was rejected

“I begged Mr Gervonta Davis, I looked him in his eyes,” Smith recalled, “I said, ‘I have to get home to my daughter, I’m pregnant.’ He never once came over to help me. He got his things and left.”

Smith’s attorney, Gil Amaral added: “She wants the court to know that she won’t be satisfied with anything other than a period of incarceration in order to make sure this person gets the message.”

It was revealed in that hearing that Davis had reached civil settlements with three of the four victims from the crash, but not with Smith, who still has a pending civil lawsuit against him.

After accepting his revised plea deal some believed that Davis appeared likely to be sentenced to jail time, however this has not turned out to be the case.

Davis knocked out Ryan Garcia in a super fight on April 22

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Davis knocked out Ryan Garcia in a super fight on April 22

Davis won a huge fight with Ryan Garcia in Las Vegas late last month.

He will now be able to proceed with his career and looks likely to return to the ring later this year.

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