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Chargers' Jackson pleads not guilty to drunken-driving charges

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    By Dana Littlefield
    February 17, 2009

    San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor drunken-driving charges stemming from his Jan. 6 arrest.

    Jackson, 26, was not required to appear in San Diego Superior Court for his arraignment and did not. Instead, his attorney entered the plea by fax.

    According to a California Highway Patrol spokesman, Jackson was driving east on state Route 52 near Interstate 805 shortly after 2:30 a.m. when he was pulled over for an undisclosed traffic violation. He was booked into county jail and released by 6 a.m.

    His blood-alcohol content measured 0.17 percent, according to court records. The legal limit in California is 0.08 percent.

    At the time of his arrest, Jackson was on probation for a 2006 DUI arrest and conviction in San Diego. He eventually pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.

    He was placed on five years' probation and ordered not to drive with a measurable amount of alcohol or drugs in his system during that time.

    According to court documents in the 2006 case, a CHP officer saw Jackson driving a dark-colored BMW about 3 a.m. The car was swerving on eastbound Interstate 8 near Hotel Circle and on the transition road to northbound state Route 163.

    Jackson was arrested and took a breath test, which revealed a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.13 percent


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  2. Nomad

    Nomad Very Senior Member

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    Not good, .17 is bad. Why contest it I wonder?:unsure:
     
  3. Retired Catholic

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    In denial.
     
  4. VJ IS THE MAN!!!!!

    VJ IS THE MAN!!!!! BoltTalker

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    I dont get it still to this day. If i have MILLIONS of dollars and i know i have a problem with drinking, HIRE A SERVICE!!!! Call a friend,limo,taxi,neighbor,bus, or last resort me. Good luck VJ just push the bottle away sometimes or hand the keys over.

    remember 1 thing.....................


    VJ IS THE MAN!!!!! (when under control):icon_toast:
     
  5. pure-sol

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    It's very possible that the police messed up on the procedure for giving a blood test. If they did, everything will be dropped on a technicality since his BAC from the blood test will be inadmissable.

    I'm guessing there's a tidbit of information that his lawyer knows that might get the case dropped. :icon_shrug:
     
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  6. wrbanwal

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    imo - he needs to be reprimanded, even if the charges are dropped.


    dood is asking for trouble. If he doesn't learn a lesson (other than hey! I got away with one!!), then down the road, something bad is gonna happen .

    :unsure:
     
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  7. ChargersHooligan_22

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    its hard to understand why someone would contest a .17 but with the way our chp handles many dui cases i completly understand VJ's desire to fight it. i dont trust a single word that comes out of most dui police reports. other than vincents name, it wouldnt surprise me if 99% of the chp officers story was fabricated. ESPECIALLY the part about swerving. those bastards will do anything to build a case.

    GOOD LUCK TO YA VINCE. DAMN THE MAN. FIGHT THE EMPIRE:lama
     
  8. floridaboltfan

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    I hope we have aneasy first couple of games because I have a feeling we will have one or two players suspended.

    But I have a feeling we might be playing Pitt on the opening thurs night game:no:
     
  9. ChargersHooligan_22

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    i agree. at this point it looks as tho jackson will likely see the first couple games from the bench.
    good thing we have an extreamly talented recieving core. malcomm floyd is highly underratted.
    rivers loves passing his way..
     

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