No DUI charge filed against Raiders’ Josh Jacobs, attorneys say


Steve Marcus

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) carries the ball during the first half of a game against the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.

Published Mon, Jan 11, 2021 (1:36 p.m.)

Updated Mon, Jan 11, 2021 (2:05 p.m.)

Josh Jacobs

Josh Jacobs

Prosecutors have not charged Raiders running back Josh Jacobs with DUI after a single-car crash on Jan. 4, his attorneys said today.

“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,” attorneys David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld said in a statement.

Jacobs suffered minor injuries when he crashed his car about 4:45 a.m. in the Airport Connector tunnel, according to Metro Police.

He was booked at the Clark County Detention Center on a preliminary count of DUI, according to police.

Jacobs had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath but passed a field sobriety test, according to an arrest report.

Blood test results showed Jacobs' blood-alcohol level did not reach the 0.08% level required to pursue a drunken driving charge, prosecutor Eric Bauman said.

Jacobs, 22, told an officer he “believes he fell asleep prior to losing control of the vehicle,” according to the police report.

On the day of the crash, Raiders coach Jon Gruden said the team was aware of the incident, but he was “not at liberty to comment on it until I get more facts.”

Jacobs rushed for 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns this season and was selected to his first Pro Bowl. A first-round pick in the 2019 draft, Jacobs is considered one of the key pieces of the Raiders’ offense after rushing for more than 1,000 yards in each of his initial seasons.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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