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Ex-Jaguars safety Donovin Darius arrested on DUI charges, hospitalized

Former Jacksonville Jaguars safety Donovin Darius was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on Sunday afternoon, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Darius, 44, was then taken to a Jacksonville hospital for a mental health evaluation when he ingested numerous pills after the arrest, according to a law enforcement source.

Darius was hospitalized under the Florida Mental Health Act of 1971, which allows involuntary institutionalization and examination of an individual if that individual possibly has a mental illness or is danger of harming themselves or others. Commonly called the Baker Act, it can be initiated by judges, law enforcement officials, physicians or mental health professionals.

Darius was charged with misdemeanor DUI. No court date has been set.

Darius was the 25th overall pick in 1998 and played nine seasons for the Jaguars, compiling 14 interceptions, 7 forced fumbles, 6 fumble recoveries and 631 tackles. He also played three games with Miami in 2006.