Chargers' Jackson pleads guilty to DUI, will do work-release program

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson pleaded guilty to a DUI charge Tuesday and was sentenced to four days in jail and five years of probation.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Jackson will serve his four-day jail sentence in a work-release program, possibly picking up trash on roadsides. He can report for that duty anytime between now and March 23.

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Because it was his second DUI conviction, Jackson also will be subject to the NFL's personal-conduct policy and likely will face at least a one-game suspension next season. Jackson pleaded guilty in a 2006 DUI case and was on probation when he was arrested again in January 2009, just days before a playoff loss at Pittsburgh.

City Attorney's Office spokeswoman Gina Coburn said Jackson was given the standard sentence for someone with a prior DUI, including a $2,408 fine and 10 days of public work service. Jackson also was given an additional five days of public work service on the 2006 DUI.

Jackson faces a March 2 arraignment for driving with a suspended license. He was briefly handcuffed and had his car impounded following a traffic stop just a few hours before the Chargers' playoff loss to the New York Jets last month. Jackson was pulled over for playing loud music, and he was cited for driving with a suspended license and expired tags.

Chargers general manager A.J. Smith didn't return a call seeking comment Tuesday.

Jackson set career highs last season with 68 receptions for 1,167 yards and nine touchdowns. He also was selected to his first Pro Bowl.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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