Justin Blackmon gets Probation for third DUI

This is a follow-up to a story I first posted last December (which you can read here).

From News 4 Jacksonville:

Suspended Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon has been given a one-year suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to a DUI charge from a December arrest in Oklahoma.

Blackmon’s attorney said that sentence means that Blackmon will be on probation for one year, and he will have to perform 100 hours of community service and pay a $1,000 fine.

Blackmon was booked by the Carter County Sheriff’s Office in December 2015 after he was arrested by an officer with the Ardmore (Oklahoma) Police Department.

According to the arrest report, the officer found Blackmon’s car stopped on a street in Ardmore just before 3 a.m. with a brake light out.

The officer could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle, and Blackmon and his passenger both admitted they had been drinking, according to the report. Blackmon failed a field sobriety test and a Breathalyzer test. The report did not indicate what Blackmon’s blood alcohol level was on the Breathalyzer.

Blackmon was previously arrested for DUI by a Payne County sheriff’s deputy in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on June 3, 2012, and was released later that day. He blew 0.24, according to police.

He also had a 2010 DUI arrest in Texas while playing for Oklahoma State. The Jaguars knew about that arrest when they drafted him in the first round (fifth overall) in 2012.

Blackmon has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating its substance abuse policy.

 

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