Paul Spadafora arrested

PITTSBURGH -- Paul Spadafora, the former International Boxing Federation lightweight champion, has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving near Pittsburgh.

Jefferson Hills police said in a news release Friday that the 36-year-old boxer from McKees Rocks was stopped for driving 66 mph in a 40 mph zone Thursday night. Police say he appeared to be drunk and failed field sobriety tests.

He was arrested and then released to the custody of a friend. Police will mail him a summons for driving under the influence.

Spadafora's Erie-based promoter, Michael Acri, did not immediately return a message. Online court records did not list an attorney for Spadafora.

Spadafora is undefeated in more than 40 fights and had been mounting a comeback since his release from prison in April 2006 for shooting his ex-girlfriend in 2003.