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Ex-Duke star Redick charged with drunken driving

6/14/2006 - NBA Duke Blue Devils

J.J. Redick, a likely first-round pick in this month's NBA draft, was arrested early Tuesday on charges of drunken driving.

Redick, The Associated Press Player of the Year, also was
charged with unlawful use of highways for making an illegal U-turn.

Redick, who has a Virginia driver's license, lost his driving
privileges in North Carolina for 30 days, police spokeswoman Kammie
Michael said.

The 21-year-old Redick was released on $1,000 bond shortly after
being taken before a Durham County magistrate. He is to appear in
court July 17. The arresting officer wrote in his report that
Redick had "very glassy eyes, strong odor of alcohol coming from
breath."

Redick had a blood-alcohol level of 0.11. The legal limit for
drivers in North Carolina is 0.08.

"I regret what happened last night, and want to apologize to my family
and the Duke community for the incident," Redick said in a
statement issued by the university.

Redick finished his career as the leading scorer in Atlantic
Coast Conference history.

"J.J. knows he made a mistake and regrets it," Duke coach Mike
Krzyzewski said in a statement. "He represented the very best in
college athletics and exhibited outstanding character at Duke the
last four years. He is and will continue to be a credit to the Duke
basketball family. As his friend and his coach, he has my total
support."

Redick's agent, Arn Tellem, added: "J.J. is an outstanding student athlete of the highest character. He is an
exemplary role model and a credit to his family and the entire Duke
community. This is nothing more than an isolated incident. Everyone who
has come into contact with J.J. as a student and an athlete knows the
quality person he is and will continue to be."

Redick was arrested soon after 1 a.m. when he turned around as
he approached a license check point near the Duke campus, Michael
said. He pulled into a parking lot of an apartment complex after
police pursued him.

"There wasn't a chase. He didn't run from them," Michael said.
"He was pretty cooperative."

Redick, who won the 2006 Wooden Award as the nation's top college player, shot 47 percent from the field, 42 percent from 3-point range and 85 percent from the free throw line in leading Duke to a 32-4 record. He finished his career with 2,769 points and 457 3-pointers. Redick holds the NCAA career record for 3-pointers.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.