Former Georgetown basketball star Austin Freeman has been charged with seven traffic offenses, including driving under the influence of alcohol, the Washington Times reported today.
On June 25 at 4:05 a.m., Maryland State Police in Prince George’s County stopped former Georgetown basketball star Austin Freeman, who was going 71 mph in a 50-mph zone. He was cited for DUI, reckless driving, negligent driving, failure to obey a traffic control device, and not displaying the vehicle registration card when asked by the officer.
Two days before the incident, Freeman learned that he had gone undrafted in the 2011 NBA Draft. The 2010-2011 Big East Preseason Player of the Year had high hopes, especially after working out for several NBA teams and reportedly dropping 20 pounds since Georgetown’s season ended. But no team came calling and the shooting guard was left to ponder his next move.
Freeman finished his career on the Hilltop with 1,761 points, the seventh most in Georgetown history. He also ranks third all-time in three pointers made with 187 and second all-time in free throw percentage, making 82.6 percent of his shots from the charity stripe. In his senior season, Freeman averaged a team-leading and career-best 17.6 points per game.
Driving under the influence of alcohol carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail, a $1,000 fine, and a 45-day license suspension.
h/t Washington Times