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Bears DB Arrested For DUI While Speeding To Parent-Teacher Conference

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Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence around noon on Wednesday. Pulled over for going 99 mph in a 65 mph zone, when asked to explain why he was going so fast, Jennings reportedly told the officer he was late for his kid's parent-teacher conference.


The Chicago Tribune has the arrest report, which outlines the officer's rendition of events:

According to the report, the officer who pulled Jennings over noticed he "had slightly bloodshot, watery eyes." As the officer questioned him, Jennings said he had stopped drinking around 2 a.m., 10 hours before, according to the report.

Jennings was adamant with the officer that he wasn't under the influence and was OK to drive. He agreed, according to the police report, to let the officer check his eyes but didn't consent to any additional field sobriety evaluations.

According to the report, when the officer requested to use an Alco-Sensor to detect whether alcohol was present on Jennings' breath, Jennings said, "I am not blowing into that damn thing, sir." Jennings also refused "the nine-step walk and the one-leg stand" sobriety tests, according to the report.


Jennings amassed three charges relating to the incident: DUI, speeding, and reckless driving. The Bears have released the following statement:

"We are aware of the reports regarding Tim Jennings' arrest. We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the situation."

[Chicago Tribune]

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