Justin Blackmon arrested for DUI (again)

Justin Blackmon, who has had three previous brushes with the law, including a 2012 aggravated DUI shortly after he was drafted by the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, was arrested once again for DUI.

From ESPN.com (story by Mike DiRocco):

Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon is facing more legal issues after his fourth substance abuse arrest.

According to an Ardmore (Oklahoma) Police Department arrest report, police performed a traffic stop on a 2015 Jeep Wrangler that Blackmon was driving because of a non-working brake light at 3:46 a.m. ET. The report said the officer smelled alcohol and asked Blackmon and the passenger, identified as Reginald Thompson, if they had been drinking.

The report said both admitted to drinking at a local bar and that Blackmon said he had “just two drinks.” The officer said Blackmon had slurred and slow speech and asked Blackmon to take several field sobriety tests.

The report said Blackmon failed those tests and also failed a preliminary breath test. Blackmon was then arrested, after which he refused to take a breathalyzer test.

According to the report, Blackmon became angry and refused to give officers his phone number when he was booked at the Carter County Jail for DUI.

This is Blackmon’s third alcohol-related arrest and fourth arrest overall.

The former Oklahoma State standout was also arrested July 23, 2014, when Edmond (Oklahoma) Police Department officers stopped him for a traffic violation and said they could smell marijuana coming from his car. He pleaded no contest to misdemeanor marijuana possession, a charge that was later reduced to disorderly conduct for which he had to play a $454 fine.

Blackmon’s attorney said Blackmon completed a voluntary drug-rehab program in 2014.

Blackmon, 25, also was arrested in Texas in 2010 on a misdemeanor DUI charge (later reduced to underage alcohol possession) after police officers caught him speeding outside of Dallas. He was arrested again in May 2012 — less than a month after the Jaguars drafted him — during a traffic stop in Stillwater, Oklahoma, after a breath test allegedly showed his blood alcohol content to be three times the legal limit.

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