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Boxer Tomaz Adamek charged with DWI after Lake Placid crash

Boxing promoter Don King, left, congratulates Tomaz Adamek,

Boxing promoter Don King, left, congratulates Tomaz Adamek, of Poland, after he defeated Paul Briggs, of Australia, in a twelve round decision in a WBC Light Heavyweight Championship match. Credit: AP, 2006

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- IBF heavyweight title contender Tomaz Adamek has been charged with driving while intoxicated after police say he crashed his car into a parked vehicle in Lake Placid.

Village police tell the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that the 36-year-old Jersey City, N.J., resident hit the unoccupied car while making a turn late Saturday night. Officials say Adamek was checked out at a local hospital but apparently didn't suffer any injuries.

Adamek was charged with DWI. He was arraigned in village court and released after posting $1,000 bail.

His lawyer has declined to comment.

Adamek outpointed Steve Cunningham in a split decision in their IBF heavyweight title eliminator in Bethlehem, Pa., on Dec. 22. Adamek advanced to fight contender Kubrat Pulev, with the winner scheduled to take on IBF belt-holder Wladimir Klitschko.

New York Sports