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J.J. Redick Court Appearance Delayed

Posted August 1, 2006 5:50 a.m. EDT

— Former Duke standout J.J. Redick's court appearance to face drunken driving charges was delayed until Aug. 29.

Redick, a first-round draft pick of the Orlando Magic, was scheduled to appear Tuesday in a Durham courtroom before District Court Judge Ann McKown.

The Associated Press player of the year also was charged with unlawful use of highways for making an illegal U-turn when he was arrested June 13, police said.

Redick was arrested soon after 1 a.m. when he turned around as he approached a license checkpoint 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.