CHARGERS' JACKSON PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN DUI CASE

Responding to a pending driving under the influence charge, San Diego Chargers starting wide receiver Vincent Jackson has pleaded not guilty via a fax from his lawyer, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Under California law, Jackson didn’t have to appear in court for an arraignment as his legal representative sent in a not guilty fax to court officials.
Jackson was pulled over early in the morning January 6 for a traffic violation and had a blood-alcohol content level of 0.17, over twice the California legal limit of 0.08., according to an arrest report.
Meanwhile, Jackson was already on five years probation stemming from a DUI arrest and conviction in San Diego three years ago.
Under the terms of that sentence,  Jackson was ordered not to drive with a “measurable amount of alcohol or drugs” in his body.
If convicted again, Jackson could face discipline from the NFL under its personal-conduct policy and also possible scrutiny from the league’s substance-abuse program.

7 responses to “CHARGERS' JACKSON PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN DUI CASE

  1. Florio – Wouldn’t he also face something for violating his previous DUI and the probation he got from that?
    Just another professional athlete that thinks the laws are not for them.

  2. A coupla:
    1) Why would the NFL need for him to be convicted before punishing him? Goodell has said the opposite about other players. This should be his second strike and lead to a 4-game suspension.
    2) What kind of moron gets pulled over, blows a .17 and then pleads Not Guilty? “The alcohol in my blood wasn’t mine, your honor. I didn’t know it was there, honest!”

  3. Two DUI’S! I would’nt worry about the NFL violations, he could go to the pokey for a couple of weekends, love my bolts, but he deserves a 4 game suspension. Betty Ford is calling!

  4. [QUOTE: Strick says:
    2) What kind of moron gets pulled over, blows a .17 and then pleads Not Guilty? “The alcohol in my blood wasn’t mine, your honor. I didn’t know it was there, honest!”]
    An idiot with enough money to get a lawyer good enough that can get the case thrown out. You and I on the other hand are making plea deals.

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