Heavyweight boxing star Jared “Big Baby” Anderson — who Tyson Fury calls a future champ — was arrested Monday in Ohio after cops say he was driving under the influence with a gun in his car.
Oregon (OH) Police Department tells TMZ Sports the arrest occurred a little after 1 AM after an officer allegedly saw Anderson driving his ’23 Dodge Charger 55 in a 40 MPH zone, and initially pulled him over for speeding.
During the stop, the cop says he smelled “the faint odor of burnt marijuana,” as well as alcohol on Anderson’s breath. The officer also allegedly spotted an opened bottle of Don Julio tequila.
OPD says they observed Anderson’s eyes, which were allegedly “bloodshot and glassy,” so they administered a blood alcohol content test which came up .038, under the legal limit (.08).
As part of the stop, officers also conducted a search of his vehicle … and located a firearm in the glovebox.
According to Lucas County jail records, the 23-year-old was booked on two charges … improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle knowingly transporting under the influence, and operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI).
OVI can be used to charge a person operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
The news comes just days after Fury praised the 16-0 (15 KOs) fighter, calling Anderson the next star of the heavyweight division.