Nate Hobbs might have just got the break of a lifetime. The Las Vegas Raiders defensive back was arrested for driving under the influence after a victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Prosecutors now say Hobbs was under the legal limit to drive at the time of his arrest.

The announcement came this morning. A blood analysis following Hobbs’ arrest showed him as under the legal limit for a DUI charge. Therefore, the DUI was dropped, and Hobbs plead guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation.

The Clark County District Attorney’s Office said Hobbs was charged after falling asleep at the wheel of his car in the exit lane of a parking garage. As part of the plea deal, Nate agreed to pay a $685 fine, complete a victim impact panel, and serve 20 hours of community service. That is a much more lenient penalty than for a DUI. Prosecutors explained the situation in a statement published by TMZ.

“After reviewing the facts of the case, and the fact that the result of the blood-alcohol test placed Mr. Hobbs under the legal limit for a DUI charge, my office determined that this was the most appropriate disposition in this case.

Mr. Hobbs’ case will progress through the normal channels of the justice system, as would any other case with similar circumstances.”

Additionally, he will be submitting to an alcohol treatment program provided by the National Football League and the NFL Players’ Association.”

Hobbs still faces some trouble for his reckless driving. Nate was picked up by Nevada State Police doing 110 in a 65 mile per hour zone on January 16. We’ll see if this legal scare gets Nate Hobbs to straighten up his act.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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