Jacksonville Jaguars first-round pick Justin Blackmon was released from jail Sunday on a $1,000 bond after he was arrested for a DUI early in the morning. Blackmon had arraignment on Monday and plead not guilty to the charge of DUI, in which he allegedly blew a .24 BAC and told the arresting officers he had been drinking that night and was the lone person in the vehicle.
Blackmon's hearing for the aggravated DUI charge is set for July 24 at 10:30 a.m., just three days before the start of Jaguars training camp on Jul 27. With Blackmon pleading not guilty, I am assuming he and his lawyer are hoping he can either plead the charge down or hope for a procedural error by the Payne County police department.
According to Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union, Blackmon does not face jail time with the charge, which is actually pretty surprising. According to the Oklahoma statues, the aggravated DUI charge can carry the following potential penalty:
Aggravated DUI is punishable upon conviction by up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $1,000, a substance abuse evaluation and a vehicle ignition interlock device, according to Oklahoma statutes.