Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon will not be facing chargers for careless and reckless driving after being involved in a single-car accident Saturday morning. Police responded to an accident on I-295 in Jacksonville after a car spun out and wrecked.
The car belonged to Justin Blackmon, but he was wearing a seatbelt and alcohol was not involved. Because of this, no charges will be filed against Blackmon.
Florida Highway Patrol said #Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon will not be charged with careless driving after one-car crash this morning.
— Ryan O’Halloran (@ryanohalloran) March 15, 2014
The cause of the wreck is believed to be a blown tire, although given that no charges were filed, Blackmon is not at fault for the accident.
The Florida Highway Patrol report said Blackmon was not injured, was wearing a seat belt and alcohol was not involved. … The report said Blackmon’s 2009 Denali was traveling south on I-295 when the right rear tire blew out – the car left the road and collided into a guard-rail.
With his run-ins with the law thanks to DUIs, many helped their breath over hearing Blackmon again mentioned in a traffic report. He didn’t do anything wrong this time which is both great to hear but sad to realize we’re excited that Blackmon wasn’t drunk behind the wheel.