Tuesday, September 12, 2006
J.J. Redick Receives "Punishment" for Drunken Driving...
J.J. Redick pleaded guilty Monday to drunken driving charges and received a one-year sentence of unsupervised probation. The former Duke basketball star also received a 60-day suspended license in North Carolina (ooooh, I'm sure he gives a damn about that), $410 in fees and court costs (now how in the hell is a 1st round draft pick gonna afford $410?!) and must perform 24 hours of community service (..and I'm sure those will get done), according to Candy Clark, administrative assistant to District Attorney Mike Nifong.
Redick was arrested after 1 a.m. on June 13 when he made an illegal U-turn after approaching a license check point near the Duke campus, police said. He pulled into a parking lot of an apartment complex after police pursued him.... Redick had "very glassy eyes, strong odor of alcohol coming from breath." He had a blood-alcohol level of 0.11 percent. The legal limit for drivers in North Carolina is 0.08. He has 90 days to complete his community service. (INFO)
All I have to say is...this happened right before the draft. Couldn't he have waited until after he was drafted to start having his brushes with the law?