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Father figure to Lebron James charged with drunk driving

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A one-time father figure to Lebron James has been arrested for drunk driving and for driving through a closed construction zone.

Eddie Jackson, Jr. is charged with OVI and driving on a closed road in Fairlawn. 

Police say that just after 3 a.m. on September 5, officers were flagged down by a man on Shiawasse Avenue. The man told cops a white Mercedes was speeding and attempting to drive through a closed construction zone at Smith and Shiawasse.

Officers stopped Jackson, who claimed he was on his way home but had gotten turned around. Officers noted that Jackson had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and also detected a strong odor of alcohol on his person.

Jackson failed the in-field sobriety tests.

Jackson served as a mentor to James during his childhood and high school years, but is not his biological father.

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