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Lucious pleads guilty to reckless driving

September 3, 2010


Junior guard Korie Lucious pleaded guilty to one count of reckless driving Thursday, according to court documents.

Lucious was arrested Monday on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The charge was reduced from an OWI to a reckless driving charge.

According to a copy of the ticket issued to Lucious, his blood alcohol content was 0.09 when he was pulled over. The player had been driving a red 2002 Buick when he was arrested near Charles and Linden streets at about 2:20 a.m.

“I am disappointed in Korie, and Korie’s disappointed in himself,” men’s basketball head coach Tom Izzo said Friday in a statement on the incident. “We look forward to moving past this.”

Lucious will not turn 21 until Nov. 5. For reckless driving, Lucious faces 93 days in jail and a $500 fine, according to the city of East Lansing’s website.

Lucious, a Milwaukee native, averaged 5.6 points and 3.2 assists in 36 games last season. When then-junior guard Kalin Lucas went down with a ruptured Achilles’ tendon in the NCAA Tournament, then-sophomore Lucious filled in as point guard and led the team to the Final Four.

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