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Raiders star arrested on suspected DUI after crashing car near airport

Josh Jacobs
Josh Jacobs has been arrested on suspected DUI. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was arrested Monday morning for suspected DUI after apparently crashing his car near McCarran Airport, according to police. Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash just after 4:40 a.m. near the Airport Connecter and Sunset Road, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

"The investigation revealed that the driver, later identified as 22-year-old Joshua Jacobs, was impaired," LVMPD said.

He was taken to a hospital with minor injuries and after getting treatment, police say. Jacobs was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence at Clark County Detention Center. No other details were provided. It's unclear what charges Jacobs could face. No court case had been created as of early Monday afternoon.

"No complaint has been filed against our client and there are no blood test results to support a suggestion of impairment," Jacobs' attorney, David Chesnoff, said in a statement provided to News 3. "We intend to enter a not guilty plea on behalf of Mr. Jacobs if he is ever charged."

Jacobs, a second-year player out of Alabama, rushed for 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. He was a first-round pick by the Raiders prior to last year, going 24th overall.

"We’re just aware of it" said Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. "I will say that Josh is okay and I’m not at liberty to comment on it until I get more facts, but we do have word that Josh is okay, and we are looking into the matter."

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