Boxing legend Tapia suspected of DWI in NM crash

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police said boxing legend and 5-time world champion Johnny Tapia may have been driving under the influence when he crashed his car in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque police said the 44-year-old slammed his black SUV in a curb near a golf course Thursday afternoon but was not injured.

Police said Tapia failed a field sobriety test, however, a breath sample showed that Tapia did not have alcohol in his body.

Police took a blood sample to determine if Tapia, who was not arrested, was on a depressant and could face DWI charges if results come back positive.

In June, Tapia defeated Mauricio Pastrana at the Hard Rock in an eight round decision. He then announced that it was his last fight.

It was unclear if Tapia had an attorney.