Alcohol not a factor in Chad Jones' crash

Alcohol did not factor in the one-vehicle crash that has left the career of New York Giants rookie safety Chad Jones in question.

In fact, prior to previous reports, police did not conduct toxicology tests on Jones. Shereese Harper, a spokeswoman for the New Orleans Police Department, said that officers on the scene “had no reason to believe alcohol was involved,” according to Randy Rosetta of the Baton Rouge Advocate.

“We have two tests we use when the driver is alive: The Intoxilyzer 5000 and a blood test,” Harper told Rosetta. “Obviously, we couldn’t administer the breathalyzer, because the driver needed to go to the hospital. And when the officers got to the hospital to request a blood test, he was already in surgery and by then it was too late.”

Jones, also drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the Major League Baseball draft, has a long road of recovery ahead of him. A day-long surgery was needed to save his left foot and ankle. He suffered multiple fractures to his left leg. But according to his father Al Jones, everyone is full of hope.

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