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.”