Report: Redick to plead guilty to drunk driving charges

Updated: August 30, 2006, 10:05 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

DURHAM, N.C. -- Court records indicate that former Duke star J.J. Redick intends to plead guilty to drunken driving charges, The Herald-Sun of Durham reported Wednesday.

Redick, the first-round draft pick of the Orlando Magic, plans to plead guilty to charges of driving while impaired and unlawful use of highways, according to a letter sent from Redick's lawyer to the district attorney's office, the newspaper reported.

Redick was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to face the charges, but the appearance reportedly was delayed until Oct. 24, when Redick's attorney Donald Beskind would be available.

The Associated Press player of the year was arrested soon after 1 a.m. June 13 when he turned around as he approached a license check point near the Duke campus, police said. He pulled into a parking lot of an apartment complex after police pursued him.

The 22-year-old Redick was released on $1,000 bond shortly after being taken before a Durham County magistrate. The arresting officer wrote in his report that 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.

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

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

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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