Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon, the fifth player taken in the 2012 NFL draft, was arrested this weekend on an aggravated DUI charge after authorities in Stillwater, Okla., said he had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
ESPN writes that Blackmon, a former Oklahoma State standout, was pulled over shortly after 3am on Sunday, for speeding and “driving over the center line.”
According to arresting officer Capt. Randy Dickerson, Blackmon then submitted to a breathalyzer test and blew a .24 — three times the legal limit of .08 in Oklahoma.
Following Blackmon’s arrest, Jaguars spokesman Dan Edwards said:
“We are aware of the report and are gathering information. We don’t have any comment at this time.”
Blackmon, 22, was released from jail Sunday afternoon on $1,000 bond. He’s due in court on Monday, according to The Associated Press.
Despite the severity of the DUI arrest, ABC points out that it isn’t Blackmon’s first. In 2010, the star wide reciever was again arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge in Texas after officers caught him speeding.
ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton discusses the impact Justin Blackmon’s DUI arrest will have on the Jacksonville Jaguars in the video clip below: