You already know a little bit about Jaguars rookie receiver Justin Blackmon’s Sunday arrest for aggravated DUI. We had the news up at noon, and Florio explained how the arrest may affect Blackmon’s yet-to-be-negotiated rookie contract.
More details have emerged, and we’re going to go in-depth on a slow NFL news day.
Though it was initially reported that Blackmon’s arrest occurred at 10 a.m. Sunday morning, The Oklahoman reports that Blackmon was arrested at 3 a.m. Sunday. It sounds like he was booked into police custody at 10 a.m.
Blackmon posted $1,000 bond and was released from Payne County Jail at 12:45 p.m. this afternoon.
Stillwater police spokesman Capt. Randy Dickerson informed the Associated Press that Blackmon blew a 0.24 on his breathalyzer test. That’s three times the legal limit in the state of Oklahoma.
Blackmon was driving a white Chevy Tahoe. He was the only person in the truck.
Police didn’t need long to determine that Blackmon was drunk. “He was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot,” Dickerson said. “He admitted to consuming alcohol prior to driving.”
Blackmon’s Sunday arrest was similar to his 2010 DUI arrest at Oklahoma State, in that he was pulled over for speeding before drunken-driving determination was made by police. Whereas in 2010 Blackmon was driving 92 in a 60-mph zone, he was caught driving 60 mph in a zone of 35 on Sunday. The first DUI occurred at 3:45 a.m. The latest at 3 a.m.
Blackmon was also observed “driving left of center” on Sunday morning. Alerted for pullover by police, Blackmon drove about four blocks before stopping in a gas station parking lot.
He will be arraigned on Monday afternoon.