LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - New York Knicks center Randolph Morris
pleaded guilty Friday to reckless driving and agreed to pay a fine.
Morris, who was scheduled to appear in Fayette District Court
for a preliminary hearing, didn't attend. His attorney, Jim Lowry,
entered the guilty plea on his behalf and said the $100 fine and
court costs would be paid Friday.
The former University of Kentucky star was arrested Aug. 7 in
Lexington after an officer spotted him driving 62 mph - 17 mph over
the speed limit - and failing to use a turn signal as he sped down
an exit ramp.
According to the arrest report, Morris smelled of alcohol and
had bloodshot eyes. He acknowledged he had been drinking 30 minutes
earlier and was given a preliminary breath test at the scene, with
his blood alcohol level showing .069, below Kentucky's legal limit
Lowry declined to comment afterward.
Morris signed with the Knicks in March after playing for
Kentucky in the NCAA tournament. He played in five games for New
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