No DUI Charge for Raiders Superstar Josh Jacobs

January 15, 2021 | Ed Bernstein
No DUI Charge for Raiders Superstar Josh Jacobs

Nevada state prosecutors have not charged Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs with a DUI after his single-car crash in the early morning of January 4th. After investigation, Jacobs has instead been charged with failure to exercise due care. The 22-year old NFL superstar sustained minor injuries after he crashed his vehicle in the McCarran International Airport connector tunnel around 4:45 a.m. When police arrived at the crash they said that Jacobs had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, but passed a field sobriety test before being booked at the Clark County Detention Center for a DUI. After the blood-alcohol testing of Jacobs, results showed that he indeed was under the legal limit of 0.08% required to pursue a drunken driving charge. Jacobs told Metro Police that he believes that “he fell asleep prior to losing control of the vehicle.” The 2019 first-round pick for the Raiders made his first Pro Bowl team this season after rushing for 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns. Car accidents are on the rise in the Las Vegas area. At Edward M Bernstein and Associates, we take these accidents seriously. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, we can help you. Call 702-996-3917. Note: These posts are created using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected, please bring it to our attention, and we will make adjustments. The photos included in these posts do not represent the actual accident scene.


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.