6.04.2012

Jaguars rookie WR Justin Blackmon arrested in Oklahoma on DUI charge

Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested on charges of aggravated DUI on Sunday after authorities in Oklahoma said he has three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

Former Oklahoma State star smelled of alcohol when an officer pulled over shortly after 3 am, police spokesman Captain Stillwater. Randy says Dickerson.

Blackmon agreed to do the breathalyzer test and blew .24 - three times the legal limit of 0.08, Dickerson said.

Under Oklahoma law, a driver can be charged with aggravated driving under the influence when the test shows 0.15 or higher.

The Jaguar Blackmon compiled in the fifth selection in the NFL draft this year in hopes that he can upgrade the league's worst offense.

"We are aware of reports and information gathering," a spokesman for Jaguar And Edwards said. "We have no comment at this time."

Blackmon was released from jail Sunday afternoon $ 1,000 bond. He was due in court on Monday.

Payne County Sheriff Sgt. Ingham said the Brandon jail records did not list a lawyer. His agent, Todd France, did not immediately respond to emails or phone messages seeking comment.

A Stillwater police officer, trying to pull Blackmon for speeding - 60 mph in a 35 mph zone - and driving left of center early Sunday morning, said Dickerson.

Blackmon drove about four blocks before stopping at a gas station parking lot, said Dickerson.

"He's an unstable stand, his speech was clear, and his eyes filled with tears and blood shot," Dickerson said in a statement. "He admitted to consuming alcohol before driving."

There was no one in the Chevrolet Tahoe, Dickerson said.

Blackmon was arrested earlier on suspicion of DUI offenses in Texas in 2010 after officers caught speeding on the highway suburban Dallas.

He told reporters after his arrest that he made a mistake and take full responsibility for it.

"I was humiliated in this position," said Blackmon. "I am very sorry for my family, friends and Oklahoma State together. I hope to redeem myself and prove to everyone that it was not me. I'm not this person. I was amazed by this experience and I grew from it. "

Blackman did not address any of the cost of jail time, which prosecutors described as a fine-only offense.

The Jaguars traded up to select in April Blackmon.

The 6-foot-1, 207-pound taken from the 122 tickets for 1522 Yards and 18 goals last season. He has 111 receptions for 1782 Yards and 20 goals the previous year.

"He's got his strengths," said new coach Mike Mularkey earlier this year. "He was one of those people who do not think he could be covered. That position is quite important in such conviction, you can line up and dare someone to try to stop you and believe you can. I want that edge. "Undo edits suntinganUndoUndo edits

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