- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - A police report says Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings told an officer that he was running late for a parent-teacher conference when he was stopped for driving 99 mph on a metro Atlanta freeway.

Jennings was charged Wednesday afternoon with DUI, speeding and reckless driving and has bonded out of the Gwinnett County jail.

A police report says an officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol on Jennings’ breath and that he had slightly red and watery eyes when he was stopped.

Police say Jennings laughed when the officer told him that driving 99 mph in suburban Atlanta traffic was reckless, and later struggled through a sobriety test.

A Bears spokesman said the team is aware of Jennings’ arrest and gathering additional information. It’s unclear if Jennings has an attorney.

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