Minnesota Vikings WR Simpson arrested for DUI – while on probation

From the Chicago Tribune:

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested and jailed on a misdemeanor DWI charge Saturday morning.

Simpson was arrested on probable cause after refusing to take a breathalyzer test and booked into Hennepin County Jail at 5:39 a.m.

Simpson is expected to be jailed for the weekend because he is on a 36-hour hold, according to a jail spokesperson. He could be held until noon on Tuesday since it is a weekend. However, a judge may review the case sooner.

The 27-year-old is on probation stemming from a guilty plea on a felony drug charge in April 2012.

Simpson could face league discipline. He served a three-game suspension last season…

Simpson has 33 catches for 491 yards this season. The Vikings beat the Washington Redskins 34-27 on Thursday. Their next game is Nov. 17 at the Seattle Seahawks.

My understanding is that refusal to take a breath test is a criminal offense in Minnesota, so Simpson faces legal troubles even if he beats the DUI charge.  This is important because committing any criminal offense normally constitutes a violation of the terms of  probation.

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