Tim Jennings apologizes for speeding, says he wasn’t drunk

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Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings says he wasn’t driving drunk when he was arrested on charges of DWI, speeding and reckless driving in Gwinnett County, Georgia on Wednesday morning.

Jennings sent out a tweet Wednesday night apologizing for speeding, but saying he wasn’t driving under the influence.

Jennings also retweeted a story by Peggy Kusinski of NBC Chicago saying that Jennings did not fail a breathalyzer test as the test was not administered. The story claims Jennings was running late for a student-teacher conference at his child’s school when he was pulled over for speeding.

While the story doesn’t say Jennings refused a breathalyzer test, doing so can result in its own legal issues and may have been the reason a test wasn’t administered.

4 responses to “Tim Jennings apologizes for speeding, says he wasn’t drunk

  1. “A breathalyzer test as the test was not administered” does not mean it wasn’t offered and then refused. Penalties for refusing a chemical test of your blood, breath or urine are much more severe than if you took the test and failed, but it is a wise PR move. Try and make the world believe you were stopped for speed and for no reason at all they hang a DWI on you.
    This is from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
    “The officer observed the vehicle traveling at 99 mph in a 65 mph zone and initiated a traffic stop,” Smith said. “Upon approaching the driver, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverages and began a DUI investigation.”
    99 in a 65 while drunk. It’s time to start the PR spin.

  2. I find it hard to believe that he is lying considering it would easily be proven false. Just another example of why we should never punish anyone for being accused only those convicted.

  3. Have any of our costumed crusaders ever had a day where they don’t claim to smell alcohol or drugs?

    Its so textbook as to be a cliche.

    Its so cliche that you can find videos of not drunk (gasp!) citizens doing to the police what they continually do to us.

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