DURHAM, N.C. -- J.J. Redick pleaded guilty Monday to drunken
driving charges and received a one-year sentence of unsupervised
The former Duke basketball star also received a 60-day suspended
license in North Carolina, $410 in fees and court costs and must
perform 24 hours of community service, according to Candy Clark,
administrative assistant to District Attorney Mike Nifong.
District Court Judge Richard Chaney agreed to allow Redick, a
first-round draft pick of the Orlando Magic, to serve his community
service in Florida. Redick was last season's Associated Press
player of the year.
He appeared in Durham County traffic court with his lawyer
Donald Beskind, who could not be reached for comment after the
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.
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.
The 22-year-old Redick was released on $1,000 bond after
appearing before a Durham County magistrate. Redick was scheduled
for an Oct. 24 court date.
He has 90 days to complete his community service.