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Friday, October 16, 2009

Brady Morningstar’s court appearance in DUI case rescheduled to Nov. 19

KU player applies for diversion in DUI case

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Kansas University standout Brady Morningstar, who was recently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, did not appear Friday in Douglas County District Court, as originally scheduled. The hearing was canceled.

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said Morningstar has applied for a diversion in the case, which would be reviewed by his office.

It’s unclear whether Morningstar will make an appearance in court.

Prosecutors have charged the basketball player with DUI, speeding and lane violations, all misdemeanors.

Morningstar, 23, had nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he was arrested about 3:30 a.m. Oct. 3 on the Kansas Turnpike, just east of Lawrence, according to police reports.

He was booked into Douglas County Jail, but released the same day on $250 bond.

The KHP report said Morningstar was driving 78 mph in a 70 mph zone and weaved out of a lane multiple times as he traveled west on the Kansas Turnpike.

As a result of his arrest and violation of the basketball team’s curfew, the junior basketball guard from Lawrence has been suspended from playing in any games during the first semester.

Comments

westernkshawk 10 years, 3 months ago

Okay! Okay! All these "gory details" have been published before; Brady's case has been much-publicized; he's been publicly humiliated (probably deserved, considering the offense,) and he has been duly sanctioned by HC Bill Self. Brady wrote a very contrite letter to everyone concerned and apologized to the best of his ability. He has learned his lesson, thankfully, without bodily injury to anyone. Now, enough is enough! LEAVE IT ALONE and let this unfortuneate episode die a peaceful death!!!

rockchalkjayhawk4ku11 10 years, 3 months ago

In case anyone hadn't heard, Brady Morningstar had twice the legal limit!

100 10 years, 3 months ago

What!!!!!!????

Brady Morningstar was pulled over????!!!

John Baldridge 10 years, 3 months ago

"According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report obtained by 6News and the Lawrence Journal-World, Morningstar failed four sobriety tests, almost fell down and had a blood-alcohol content of .144, which is more than the legal limit of .08"

If you read it twice, there's an arithmetic lesson there. :)

MinnesotaJay 10 years, 3 months ago

Whoopee for Bradygate! What a wonderful break for the small minds in the media. You guys have a story you can milk for weeks. Now, if you can just catch him jaywalking prior to his court appearance, you'll really be in tall cotton.

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