Boxer Pavlik charged in Ohio with drunken driving

Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik has been charged with misdemeanor drunken driving after Ohio police say he drove an all-terrain vehicle into a lamppost and telephone pole.

Mahoning County deputies say the 29-year-old Pavlik was arrested Wednesday night at his home outside Youngstown after a neighbor reported the crash. A police report describes him as belligerent, swearing and yelling at officers.

Pavlik had checked out of the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., in January after two months of treatment for alcoholism.

Earlier this month, trainer Jack Loew, who was with him for two decades, announced they had split ways.

Email and phone messages left for his manager weren't immediately returned.