|Dolphins WR Chambers has DWI, reckless driving charges dismissed|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 25 September 2007 07:07|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -Driving while impaired and reckless driving charges against Miami Dolphins receiver Chris Chambers will be dismissed after a plea deal was reached with prosecutors.|
Attorney George Laughrun said that under terms of the deal, he will enter a guilty plea for speeding on Chambers' behalf in a hearing Wednesday. Chambers will not have to appear in court, meaning he will be available to practice with the Dolphins as scheduled.
A call placed to Mecklenburg County Assistant District Attorney Bruce Lillie was not immediately returned.
Chambers was arrested July 14 after being pulled over several miles south of downtown Charlotte. Chambers was charged with DWI despite a blood-alcohol level of .06 percent, below the legal limit of .08 percent. The police report said Chambers failed field sobriety tests.
Laughrun claimed Chambers misunderstood the officer's instructions on what number to stop on when counting backward.
``He didn't miss a number and wasn't slurring his words,'' Laughrun said. ``He was very cooperative.''
Chambers, Miami's top receiver, has 21 catches for 302 yards through three games, but has been held without a touchdown in the Dolphins' 0-3 start.
Chambers, who made the Pro Bowl in 2005, was the third Dolphin to face charges since the end of last season. Defensive tackle Fred Evans was waived after being charged with multiple counts of battery on a law enforcement officer following an incident on South Beach. Linebacker Joey Porter was charged with misdemeanor battery in March after being accused of punching Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Levi Jones after an incident in Las Vegas.
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