Bears’ Tim Jennings pleads guilty to reckless driving; DUI charge dismissed

jenningsmugChicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings’ attorney worked out a plea agreement to his Gwinnett County, GA DUI case.  Jennings plead guilty to reckless driving, and the DUI charge was dismissed.  He was sentenced to a year of probation, 40 hours of community service, take part in a DUI class and pay fines.

From The Sporting News:

“Mr. Jennings’ DUI case was completely dismissed today due to a lack of evidence to proceed on the DUI,” Jennings’ lawyer Corey E. Yager told WSB in a statement. “The dismissal was provided in the interest of justice and was not a factor in the negotiated plea entered by Mr. Jennings.

“Mr. Jennings (pleaded) guilty to reckless driving due to his high speed. From the inception of this case, Mr. Jennings admitted that he was speeding when encountered by law enforcement. Mr. Jennings steadfastly denied that he was driving while under the influence. Mr. Jennings is looking forward to putting this matter behind him and focusing on his family and his career.”

Jennings was pulled over in Georgia in January for driving 99 mph in a 65 mph speed zone. At the time, he said he was late to a parent-teacher conference. He was charged with DUI, speeding and reckless driving.

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