clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Justin Blackmon Arrest: Oklahoma DA Wants A Guilty Plea For DUI Or Will Go To Trial

The news just keeps getting worse for Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon. On Monday, he was arrested for a DUI in his college town, Stillwater, Ok. He plead not guilty on Monday following the incident. On Monday afternoon, Vito Stellino of Jacksonville.com reported that the Oklahoma district attorney said that they will not plea bargain with Blackmon to reduce the charge.

Stellino reports that the DA wants a guilty plea from Blackmon. Otherwise, they plan to take the matter to trial. That could result in a much longer ordeal for the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, including jail time.

According to Stellino, the DA also revealed that Blackmon initially recorded a blood alcohol level of .26 on the breathalyzer test. A second test pinned him at .24, still three times the legal limit. Blackmon was described as "argumentative" when officers pulled him over on Monday morning. According to the police report he said, "I just flew in. I don't know why you are harassing me."

First-time offenders, per the DA, usually get mandatory treatment and probation. A judge could still give Blackmon jail time.

For more updates on Justin Blackmon's status, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For more on the Jacksonville Jaguars, visit Big Cat Country.

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.