No DUI charges against Havner – for now |

No DUI charges against Havner – for now

The Nevada County District Attorney’s Office has declined to press charges against Green Bay Packer Spencer Havner and has returned the drunken driving case to the California Highway Patrol for further investigation, the district attorney said.

Havner, a 2001 Nevada Union High School graduate, crashed his motorcycle near his home March 13.

He was taken to the hospital and arrested by CHP officers on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

“After careful review, I determined there was not sufficient evidence in the report to indicate … if Mr. Havner had committed a violation of the California Vehicle Code or any other law,” DA Cliff Newell said in a statement Tuesday.

The motorcycle had been moved before CHP officers arrived on scene, and witnesses have not been interviewed.

Newell has asked that witnesses be interviewed and details of the incident be clarified, he added.

The football player is recovering from a fractured shoulder blade.

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