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Duke AD's Son Charged In Boating Accident To Appear In Court

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PERSON COUNTY, N.C. — The son of Duke athletic director Joe Alleva is scheduled to be in court Tuesday. J.D. Alleva is charged in a boating accident that sent his father to the hospital for stitches.

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J.D. Alleva, 27, is charged with operating a boat while impaired. Wildlife officials said the incident happened last month on Hyco Lake in Person County.

Joe Alleva issued a statement about the accident, saying he and his son were trying to navigate their way back to shore in dark, rainy conditions when it happened. Authorities said J.D. Alleva was going too fast through a no-wake zone when the boat he was operating hit land.

Joe Alleva received 42 stitches for a head injury, but he was back at work a few days later.

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