JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was arrested Thursday afternoon for driving with a suspended license.
Jail records show Fournette is charged with speeding and knowingly driving with a suspended, canceled, or revoked license, as well as improper window tint.
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Fournette’s arrest report shows he was driving westbound on Atlantic Boulevard at a high rate of speed, when he passed a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Lieutenant.
That Lieutenant then “paced” the vehicle for more than a mile, clocking him at 65 miles per hour in a 45 mile-per-hour zone, according to the report. The vehicle was pulled over in a traffic stop by JSO.
The arrest report says when the Lieutenant asked the driver for his license, he said “I left it at the stadium, I’m a Jaguar player.” The driver, now identified by police as Fournette, then allegedly said he was late to get to the stadium.
The arrest report said the Lieutenant asked for his license again, to which Fournette admitted he didn’t have one because it was suspended.
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This same Lieutenant pulled Fournette over last July for going 80 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone, according to the arrest report. Police said Fournette gave the same initial answer about leaving his license at the stadium, at that time.
The report said Fournette was given a written warning relating to the July incident, for reckless driving, failure to carry his license, and illegal window tint on that car -- which was different than the one he was in on Thursday. When the Lieutenant asked Fournette on Thursday about whether he remembered the July incident, he said “whatever man,” according to the report.
In addition to the driving with a suspended license charge and speeding charge, the arrest report shows he faces two counts for improper window tint, because two windows that were tested were “well below the legal limits.”
Court records show Fournette’s license was suspended because of an open case in Neptune Beach. A November citation shows he was driving 37 mph in a 25 mph zone on Kings Road. Court records show the case was reported as D6, indicating the license involved was suspended.
Court records further show the case was sent to collections for $227 in case fees on March 18, and there is no clear indication in records whether that payment has since been resolved.
Fournette was listed in the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office online Inmate Information Search as having a bond of $1,508.
The Jaguars released the following statement:
“The Jacksonville Jaguars are aware of the situation involving running back Leonard Fournette and are continuing to gather more information. No further comment will be provided at this time.”
Leonard Fournette arrested after a traffic stop for speeding in Jacksonville today. The #Jaguars running back in the jail log for driving with a suspended license. @ActionSportsJax @ActionNewsJax @ESPN690Jax— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) April 11, 2019
#BREAKING: @Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette's been arrested, charged with "knowingly drive while license suspended, cancelled or revoked" and "Violation municipal speed - posted (speeds required)." #Jacksonville #Jaguars #NFL @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/HGWZlXcszC— Ryan Nelson (@RyanANJax) April 11, 2019
Statement from #Jaguars:— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) April 11, 2019
“The Jacksonville Jaguars are aware of the situation involving running back Leonard Fournette and are continuing to gather more information. No further comment will be provided at this time.” @ActionSportsJax @ActionNewsJax @ESPN690Jax
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