Raiders' Jacobs won't face DUI charges

Was involved in a single-vehicle wreck last week

Associated Press
January 12, 2021 - 5:11 am
Mug shot of Josh Jacobs from 1-4-21

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders player Josh Jacobs won’t face a driving under the influence charge in his single-vehicle crash last week near McCarran International Airport, authorities said Monday.

Blood test results showed Jacobs’ blood-alcohol level did not reach the 0.08% level required to pursue a drunken driving charge, prosecutor Eric Bauman said.

Bauman and Jacobs’ attorneys, Richard Schonfeld and David Chesnoff, said the 22-year-old running back still has a March 8 court date on a failure to exercise due care traffic violation related to the crash.

The attorneys had said that Jacobs would plead not guilty if he was charged with a crime in the Jan. 4th crash.

Jacobs  received several stitches at a hospital for a cut forehead after the crash occured in the southbound Airport Connector tunnel.

Police have said he was alone in the 2019 Acura NSX sports car and the air bag deployed during the crash.