Vikings cornerback Jabari Price, who was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in the hours after the regular-season finale in December, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge — careless driving — on Wednesday.
During a court appearance, Price agreed to do 30 days of electronic home monitoring, according to his attorney, David Valentini. Price, who passed all drug tests leading up to the court date, has also entered into a substance abuse education program and paid a $300 fine, Valentini said.
In the early hours of Dec. 29, a state trooper observed Price speeding while driving southbound on Interstate 35W and pulled Price over. The trooper "detected impairment in the driver," according to the incident report, and administered a Breathalyzer test. Price had a blood alcohol level of 0.13 percent and was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving at the scene and booked in Hennepin County jail.
While the 22-year-old was able to get the charge reduced to careless driving Wednesday, he is still subject to the NFL's personal conduct policy and could face a fine or a suspension from the league.
Price, a Florida native who played college football at North Carolina, was a seventh-round pick last May. Price played 14 games for the Vikings as a rookie. He was mostly used on special teams but also played 46 defensive snaps as a reserve. He had 10 tackles in his first season.