Chargers WR Jackson pleads guilty to DUI

BY foxsports • February 23, 2010

Chargers Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson pleaded guilty to a DUI charge and was sentenced to four days in jail and five years of probation.

Because it was his second DUI conviction, Jackson also will be subject to the NFL's personal conduct policy and likely will face at least a one-game suspension next season. Jackson pleaded guilty in a 2006 DUI case and was on probation when he was arrested again in January 2009, just days before a playoff loss at Pittsburgh.

City Attorney's Office spokeswoman Gina Coburn said Jackson was given the standard sentence for a DUI with one prior, including a $2,408 fine and 10 days of public work service. He also was given an additional five days of public work service on the 2006 DUI.

The jail time can be served as work release, Coburn said, and Jackson, who entered his plea on Monday, can report between now and March 23.

Jackson faces arraignment on March 2 for driving with a suspended license. He was handcuffed briefly and had his car impounded following a traffic stop just a few hours before the Chargers' playoff loss to the New York Jets. Jackson was pulled over for playing loud music. He was cited for driving with a suspended license and expired tags.

Chargers general manager A.J. Smith didn't return a call seeking comment Tuesday.

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