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Police don't think alcohol was a factor in Chad Jones crash

Contrary to previous reports, there were no toxicology tests done on Giants rookie Chad Jones after he crashed his car last week and suffered a serious leg injury. But police do not believe alcohol was a factor.

The Baton Rouge Advocate quotes New Orleans Police spokeswoman Shereese Harper saying, “The officers on the scene had no reason to believe alcohol was involved.”

However, police can’t know for sure because Jones’ blood-alcohol content was never tested.

“We have two tests we use when the driver is alive: The Intoxilyzer 5000 and a blood test,” Harper said. “Obviously, we couldn’t administer the breathalyzer, because the driver needed to go to the hospital. And when the officers got to the hospital to request a blood test, he was already in surgery and by then it was too late.”

Jones’ father, Al Jones, said his son is doing as well as could be hoped for under the circumstances.

“The doctors said they really like the way his leg is responding, and they feel like he’s ahead of where he should be,” Al Jones said. “Chad is extremely alert and he’s in good spirits. His leg and foot are looking better. This is going to be a long process, but everything is positive right now. We are just beginning the healing process.”

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8 Responses to “Police don't think alcohol was a factor in Chad Jones crash”
  1. darth_vincent says: Jun 29, 2010 10:55 AM

    if you try, it’s easy to fool the cops…. Just ask my good friend Jim Beam, and his good friend, Listerine.

  2. Mumakata says: Jun 29, 2010 10:58 AM

    That’s cool. Just subpoena the blood that was taken when he was first admitted into the hospital. If, and it is a big if, you suspect he was under the influence.

  3. 90ragtop says: Jun 29, 2010 11:05 AM

    Something tells me that if it was me or you involved in this accident, the cops would’ve found a way to get the test done.

  4. Boudin says: Jun 29, 2010 11:11 AM

    what Mumakata said… don’t they usually do blood work prior to any surgery? i’m sure the doctor would want to know what’s in his system before he starts loading the patient’s system up with a whole army of drugs …

  5. Nogard13 says: Jun 29, 2010 11:19 AM

    “That’s cool. Just subpoena the blood that was taken when he was first admitted into the hospital. If, and it is a big if, you suspect he was under the influence.”
    Ah, if it were only that easy. There is no chain of custody for that blood, therefore it will be inadmissible under even the most lax of evidence rules.

  6. whatev says: Jun 29, 2010 11:31 AM

    Tom Lewand is so jealous

  7. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Jun 29, 2010 12:20 PM

    personally I dont care. I am just glad to hear the kid is going to recover and hope that his leg can be saved.
    even IF he was drinking I bet he wont again.

  8. billf7095 says: Jun 29, 2010 1:38 PM

    Sounds like home cooking for a Tiger.

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