Dec 17, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) against the Los Angeles Chargers at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Raiders RB Jacobs arrested for DUI hours after finale

Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Monday morning, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The incident occurred hours after the Raiders returned from a 32-31 victory over the host Denver Broncos in their season finale on Sunday.

Per the police report, officers responded to a single-vehicle crash near the McCarran Airport Connector and East Sunset Road at 4:42 a.m.

Jacobs, who was deemed by police to be impaired, was taken to a local hospital after sustaining minor injuries from the collision. The 22-year-old was then transported to the Clark County Detention Center, where he was booked for DUI.

Jacobs’ attorneys said in a statement that they intend to enter a not guilty plea on Jacobs’ behalf if the Pro Bowl running back is officially charged.

“No complaint has been filed against our client and there are no blood test results to support a suggestion of impairment,” attorneys David Z. Chesnoff and Richard A. Schonfeld said in a statement. “We intend to enter a not guilty plea on behalf of Mr. Jacobs if he is ever charged.”

The Raiders acknowledged that they are aware of the situation.

“The Raiders are aware of the situation involving Josh Jacobs,” the team said. “The organization takes these matters seriously and we have no further comment at this time.”

Jacobs rushed for 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns and had 33 catches for 238 yards in 15 games this season. He has rushed for 2,215 yards with 19 touchdowns and added 53 receptions for 404 yards in 28 career games since being selected by the Raiders with the 24th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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