Escalante in hot water... again

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 7:24pm

Boxer Antonio Escalante was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of DWI after an El Paso Police Officer observed 'defective vehicle equipment' on the vehicle that Escalante was driving. This is the third arrest of this kind for Escalante in the past six months.

In February, Escalante was arrested on suspicion of DWI in Northeast El Paso when EPPD officers were dispatched to a convenience store where they located Escalante sleeping inside of a vehicle. At that time, NewsChannel 9 obtained exclusive cell phone video footage of the arrest.


Escalante's latest arrest occurred on Saturday, July 13 at 4:07 p.m. in the 800 block of N. Piedras in Central El Paso. An EPPD officer stopped Escalante's vehicle and had him take a field sobriety test, which he allegedly failed.

Escalante later provided a breath sample of .21, and he was subsequently booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on Driving while Intoxicated with a BAC >.15. His bond was set at $500.

According to court records, Escalante was also arrested June 2, 2014 for suspicion of DWI with a child under the age of 15. Escalante has not appeared in court for any of the previous arrests.

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