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Chambers won't face DWI, reckless driving charges after plea

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Driving while impaired and reckless
driving charges against Miami Dolphins receiver Chris Chambers will
be dismissed after a plea deal was reached with prosecutors.

Attorney George Laughrun said that under terms of the deal, he
will enter a guilty plea for speeding on Chambers' behalf in a
hearing Wednesday. Chambers will not have to appear in court,
meaning he will be available to practice with the Dolphins as
scheduled.

A call placed to Mecklenburg County Assistant District Attorney
Bruce Lillie was not immediately returned.

Chambers was arrested July 14 after being pulled over several
miles south of downtown Charlotte. Chambers was charged with DWI
despite a blood-alcohol level of .06 percent, below the legal limit
of .08 percent. The police report said Chambers failed field
sobriety tests.

Laughrun claimed Chambers misunderstood the officer's
instructions on what number to stop on when counting backward.

"He didn't miss a number and wasn't slurring his words,"
Laughrun said. "He was very cooperative."

Chambers, Miami's top receiver, has 21 catches for 302 yards
through three games, but has been held without a touchdown in the
Dolphins' 0-3 start.

Chambers, who made the Pro Bowl in 2005, was the third Dolphin
to face charges since the end of last season. Defensive tackle Fred
Evans was waived after being charged with multiple counts of
battery on a law enforcement officer following an incident on South
Beach. Linebacker Joey Porter was charged with misdemeanor battery
in March after being accused of punching Cincinnati Bengals
offensive lineman Levi Jones after an incident in Las Vegas.