Tim Jennings arrested for DUI in Georgia

SHARE Tim Jennings arrested for DUI in Georgia

The dismal 2014 Chicago Bears season appears to be bleeding into 2015.

Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was arrested in Gwinnett County, Ga., on charges of DUI, speeding and reckless driving Wednesday.

According to records on gwinnettcountysheriff.com, Jennings was admitted at 11:44 a.m. CT Wednesday and released at 2:41 p.m. The bond amount was set at $2,711.

Jake Smith, a Gwinnett County Police Department public information officer, said Jennings was stopped by a police officer for speeding in a white 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG just before noon (ET) Wednesday. Jennings was going 99 mph in a 65 zone.

“Upon approaching the driver, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverages and began a DUI investigation,” Smith said in an e-mail to the Sun-Times. “Ultimately, Jennings was charged with speeding, DUI, and reckless driving. He was taken into custody and transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center without incident.”

The Bears released the following statement regarding Jennings:

“We are aware of the reports regarding Tim Jennings’ arrest. We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the situation.”

Jennings, 31, started all 16 games for the Bears in 2014. He recorded 50 tackles and a forced fumble.


The Bears signed Jennings as a free agent in 2010 after his first four seasons in the league with the Colts.

Jennings has three years remaining on a four-year contract with the Bears.

Contributing: Jordan Owen

The Latest
Some towns say they’re already overburdened. Nonprofit organizations working to help migrants say suburbs could pass the money to them.
Ald. Brendan Reilly said he’s concerned paying a settlement to Bryan Mejia, who suffered a fractured leg and torn ACL, will invite protesters expected for the Democratic National Convention to wreak havoc, then bombard the city with lawsuits.
Reed fired at the officers first, prompting them to fire back. He turned a traffic stop into a violent incident, a reader from Irving Park writes.
At a ribbon-cutting on Monday, the Illinois Secretary of State made it clear he wants to call it a DMV.