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Vikings' Jerome Simpson charged with DWI

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Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was charged Wednesday with two counts of DWI after his arrest last weekend.

Simpson faces a third-degree DWI charge for refusing a breath test and fourth-degree charge for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

According to charges, Simpson blew a .095 BAC when he was pulled over.

On Saturday morning, Simpson's Dodge Charger was stalled on I-394 around 4 a.m. when a state trooper noticed his vehicle was blocking lanes, according to a patrol spokesman.

According to police, Simpson showed signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test after he told police he had been at the Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis but he hadn't been drinking.

Simpson refused a breath test and was booked at Hennepin County jail at 5:39 a.m. Saturday. He was released at about 1 p.m. after posting $12,000 bond.

Simpson addressed the media on Monday apologizing for the arrest.

"I sincerely apologize for the attention that I have brought to the fans, the community and myself," Simpson said.

He said Monday he could not comment on whether or not he expects disciplinary action from the NFL, but said he expects to play Sunday in Seattle.

"I just got great support with this team and they're going to help me get through whatever arises," Simpson said.

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