By JOSH DUBOW
Las Vegas Raiders rookie winger Nate Hobbs was arrested on a minor DUI charge shortly after the team returned from a road game in Indianapolis.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement Monday that dispatch received a call around 4 a.m. about a driver dozing off inside a parked vehicle on the exit of a garage. car.
Police were contacted and Hobbs failed a sobriety test at the scene and was booked into the Clark County Detention Center for a misdemeanor DUI.
Las Vegas police spokesman, Aden OcampoGomez, said Hobbs was taken into custody following his arrest. Prison records do not reflect whether Hobbs was still in custody Monday afternoon.
A police report was not immediately available.
Hobb’s attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, issued a one-sentence statement questioning whether the arrest qualifies as drunk driving. They declined to comment further.
The Raiders said in a statement that they are aware of the arrest and have contacted law enforcement officials to obtain more information.
Hobbs was arrested about two months after Raiders recipient Henry Ruggs III was involved in a drunk driving accident that killed a 23-year-old woman. Ruggs was charged in that case and released by the Raiders shortly after.
Interim coach Rich Bisaccia said he would not know the details of Hobbs’ arrest but said messages about not drinking and driving had been sent home to his players.
“I don’t have all the information on that, but I’m happy to say they’ve been hit in the face by distractions and things of that nature,” says Bisaccia. “We know the city we live in very well. I’ll leave it there and we’ll see what it looks like over the weekend.”
Hobbs was arrested hours after the Raiders (9-7) returned home from a 23-20 win at Indianapolis that put them in position to claim their second playoff berth in 19 seasons with a season-final win. on Sunday night in the yard in front of the charger.
Hobbs had four tackles and one quarterback in the Colts game. He also made the crucial third shot that forced a goal and gave the Raiders time to move towards victory.
The 22-year-old Hobbs was Illinois’ fifth-round pick and one of the team’s best defenders in the position.
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