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No Charges to Be Filed Against WR Jackson


Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson hasn’t been formally charged with driving under the influence yet after being arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of DUI, according to court officials who said prosecutors are waiting for documents from the California Highway Patrol.

Jackson already was on probation due to a 2006 DUI conviction, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Under the terms of his probation, he was ordered not to drive with a measurable amount of alcohol or drugs in his system.

In the prior incident, Jackson allegedly had glassy, red eyes and slurred speech, didn’t perform well on a series of field sobriety tests, and blew a 0.13 percent blood alcohol concentration on a Breathalyzer test, according to the arresting officer.

In the more recent incident, Jackson was pulled over for an observed traffic violation. It’s not known whether he submitted to a breath or blood test.

Jackson has been practicing this week and is scheduled to play in Sunday’s playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He issued a statement Tuesday afternoon after being released from jail at 6:00 a.m. PST, in which he said he’s innocent.

Jackson has met with team officials about the incident, including coach Norv Turner.

“You can do something wrong and not be a bad person,” Turner said. “We’ll handle it.”

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