June 7th, 2012 by faye
Justin Blackmon, wide receiver of the Jacksonville Jaguars pleaded “not guilty” in court yesterday after he was arrested last weekend due to suspected drunk driving.
As previous reports have stated, Blackmon was pulled over by police officers early Sunday morning in Stillwater, Oklahoma for driving 60mph in a 35, and even swerving into oncoming traffic. When a police officer approached the vehicle of the football player, he detected the smell of booze. The arresting officer also added that Justin Blackmon had red, watery eyes and admitted to having drinks before getting behind the wheel.
As a standard procedure, the cop administered a field sobriety test, and when Justin Blackmon failed the test, he was placed under arrest for drunk driving. When the football star got back to the police station, he blew a .24 on the breathalyzer — three times the legal limit.
Justin Blackmon is currently free after giving a $1,000 bond. His next court date is on July 24.
Blackmon was recently drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he still has not signed with the team.
Payne County District Attorney Tom Lee said that Justin Blackmon will not be able to make a plea for a lesser charge. Lee added that the Oklahoma law requires people who score 0.15 or higher on a breathalyzer test to be charged with aggravated drunk driving.The D.A said that Blackmon will either accept the charges for aggravated driving or will face trial.
June 5th, 2012 by faye
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon has been reported arrested due to an aggravated drunk driving charge after the Oklahoma police pulled him over and found out he had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
According to Stillwater police spokesman Capt. Randy Dickerson, the former Oklahoma state star reeked with the smell of booze after a police officer pulled him over on Sunday at three in the morning. Justin Blackmon agreed to take a breathalyzer test and got a result of .24 — three times the legal limit of 0.08. The Oklahoma law states that a driver can be charged with aggravated drunk driving when the result shows .15 or greater.
Dickerson added that Justin Blackmon was apprehended by a Stillwater police officer for speeding — driving 60 mph in a 35 mph zone — and driving left of center early Sunday morning. The football star went on about four blocks before halting at a gas station parking lot.
“He was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and his eyes were glassy and blood shot,” Dickerson said. “He admitted to consuming alcohol prior to driving.”
The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Justin Blackmon with the fifth pick in this year’s NFL draft, hoping that he can help upgrade the league’s worst offense.
“We are aware of the report and are gathering information,” Jaguars spokesman Dan Edwards said about Blackmon’s drunk driving arrest. “We don’t have any comment at this time.”
Justin Blackmon was released from prison on the same day he was arrested for drunk driving after he posted $1,000 bond. The football star is due in court on Monday. Payne County Sheriff Sgt. Brandon Ingham said that the jail records did not list any attorney .
This is not the first time Justin Blackmon had a run in with the law. Back in 2010, he was arrested for drunk driving as well when he was caught speeding by the police on a suburban Dallas highway. He was then suspended one game by his coach. Right after he was arrested, Blackmon told reporters that he made a mistake and took full responsibility of it.
“I’m embarrassed to be in this position,” Justin Blackmon said in a statement. “I’m truly sorry to my family, to my friends and to Oklahoma State all together. I look forward to redeeming myself and proving to everybody that this isn’t who I am. I’m not this guy. I’m humbled by this experience and I will grow from it.”