SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — The California Highway Patrol said it arrested San Francisco 49ers defensive end Demarcus Dobbs early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.
CHP Officer D.J. Sarabia said Dobbs was involved in a single-car accident in which he hit a chain-link fence and a bush but didn’t sustain any injuries. Dobbs was arrested at 3:45 a.m.READ MORE: Protesters, Counterprotesters Face Off at San Francisco 'Walk for Life' Rally
The arrest came on the 25th birthday for Dobbs, one of the NFC West-leading Niners’ top special teams players. The 49ers released a statement Friday afternoon saying Dobbs wouldn’t travel with the team Friday to St. Louis, where San Francisco faces the Rams on Sunday.READ MORE: Classic Film Buffs Set to Assemble Sunday at SF Castro Theatre, Urge Movie Programming Continues
The 49ers say they have been in contact with Dobbs and the NFL office and “we are gathering the relevant facts as it pertains to this situation.”MORE NEWS: Female Employee Beaten During Friday-Evening Robbery of Santa Rosa Pharmacy
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