LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County District Attorney’s office is not charging Raiders running back Josh Jacobs with DUI. He is instead charged with a misdemeanor.
“The police investigation in the Josh Jacobs’ case revealed that Mr. Jacobs’ blood alcohol level was below the legal limit and therefore DUI charges are not being filed against him,” said Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson.
“However, based on Mr. Jacobs’ driving behavior, my office has filed a Criminal Complaint for one misdemeanor count of Duty of Driver to Decrease Speed Under Certain Circumstances,” Wolfson said.
Jacobs’ lawyers also issued a statement Monday.
“Contrary to early media reports, Josh was never charged with a DUI. After an extensive review of the evidence, the Clark County District Attorney’s office filed a complaint this morning only charging Josh with failure to exercise due care,” according to the statement from Las Vegas lawyers David Z. Chesnoff and Richard A. Schonfeld.
“Josh appreciates the district attorney’s thorough and complete review of the accident and we would like to thank the EMS and law enforcement at the scene,” according to the statement.
Initial reports on the crash said Jacobs was charged with DUI based Metro police statements that “he was transported to the Clark County Detention Center where he was booked for DUI.”
A police officer who responded to the crash scene reported observing “a moderate odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage coming from Jacobs as he spoke.”
An officer who met Jacobs when he was transported to St. Rose Sienna Hospital reported that he noticed a “strong” odor of alcohol.
Those statements were included in an “impaired driving report” filed by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers.
Information about his blood alcohol level was not included in the report.
A statement by Chesnoff and Schonfeld issued the day of the crash said, “… there are no blood test results to support a suggestion of impairment. We intend to enter a not guilty plea on behalf of Mr. Jacobs if he is ever charged.”