Jan 9, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (81) reaches for a pass as Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs (39) defends during an overtime period at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

DUI charge dropped against Raiders CB Nate Hobbs

Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs pleaded guilty to careless driving on Wednesday as a driving under the influence charge was dropped.

The office of Steve Wolfson, the district attorney in Clark County, Nev., said further analysis showed Hobbs wasn’t legally impaired when he was found asleep behind the wheel of his car in the exit lane of a Las Vegas parking garage on Jan. 3.

“After reviewing the facts of the case, and the fact that the result of the blood-alcohol test placed Mr. Hobbs under the legal limit for a DUI charge, my office determined that this was the most appropriate disposition in this case,” Wolfson said in a news release.

Hobbs will pay a $685 fine, attend a victim impact panel meeting and complete 20 hours of community service, per the news release. If he doesn’t, he will face one month in jail.

He also must take part in an alcohol treatment program provided by the NFL and the players association.

Hobbs is due to return to court on March 23. He also has a pending reckless driving citation issued by the Nevada Highway Patrol in a separate case.

The Raiders selected Hobbs in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He appeared in 16 games (nine starts) and recorded 74 tackles (three for loss), one sack, four quarterback hits, one interception, three passes defensed and one forced fumble.

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Dec 12, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (31) is tackled by Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs (39) during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Raiders’ Nate Hobbs caught driving 110 mph shortly after DUI

Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs was cited for speeding at 110 mph about two weeks after he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, multiple reports said Friday.

KLAS in Las Vegas reported that state highway patrol troopers cited Hobbs on Sunday, around 11:45 a.m., for driving 110 in a 65 mph zone on a local highway. He was not arrested, but KLAS reported that Hobbs’ car was towed.

Previously, Hobbs was arrested early in the morning Jan. 3 on a DUI charge when he was found asleep in his car in a parking garage.

Hobbs was booked on misdemeanor DUI and has a court date set for May.

A fifth-round pick by Las Vegas in the 2021 NFL Draft, Hobbs just completed his rookie season. Following his Jan. 3 arrest, he played in the Raiders’ regular-season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers and their playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, though he was not a starter for either game. He had eight tackles and a pass breakup against the Bengals.

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Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines (21) pushes off of Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs (39) while rushing the ball Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, during a game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Raiders CB Nate Hobbs arrested on suspicion of DUI

Las Vegas Raiders rookie cornerback Nate Hobbs was arrested early Monday on a DUI charge after he was found asleep in his car.

Raiders head coach Rich Bisaccia said Monday that Hobbs was “involved in an incident” but didn’t comment further. The team released a statement saying it is “in the process of gathering more information.”

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Hobbs was booked into the Clark County Detention Center after he was found asleep at the wheel of his car after 4 a.m. local time on an exit ramp of a hotel parking garage in Las Vegas. Hobbs was booked on misdemeanor DUI and has a court date set for May.

Hobbs, 22, has played in 15 games (nine starts) for the Raiders this season after being taken in the fifth round of the 2021 draft. He has 67 tackles – two for loss – with an interception and a forced fumble.

He started Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts and was credited with four tackles. It was a huge win for the Raiders (9-7), who remain in play for a wild card spot. The Raiders host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night and will make the playoffs with a win.

The arrest comes two months after Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs was involved in a fatal accident after allegedly driving drunk.

–Field Level Media