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Raiders’ Nate Hobbs guilty of Vegas traffic charge, not DUI

Jan 26, 2022, 11:41 AM | Updated: Jun 13, 2022, 3:41 pm
Cornerback Nate Hobbs #39 of the Las Vegas Raiders reacts after a defensive play against the Los An...
Cornerback Nate Hobbs #39 of the Las Vegas Raiders reacts after a defensive play against the Los Angeles Chargers during their game at Allegiant Stadium on January 9, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 35-32 in overtime. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs has pleaded guilty to a reduced traffic charge stemming from his arrest early this month on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The 22-year-old rookie did not appear in person while his attorney submitted a written guilty plea to careless driving, a misdemeanor.

Hobbs was arrested before dawn Jan. 3 after he was found asleep inside a vehicle stopped on an exit ramp of a Las Vegas Strip casino parking garage. Prosecutors said Hobbs’ blood-alcohol level was tested just under the DUI legal limit in Nevada of 0.08%.

Hobbs faces a separate reckless driving charge after he was ticketed on Jan. 16 on a Las Vegas-area freeway.

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Raiders’ Nate Hobbs guilty of Vegas traffic charge, not DUI