- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Former Georgetown basketball standout Austin Freeman faces seven traffic offenses, including driving under the influence of alcohol, from an incident less than 48 hours after he wasn’t picked in the NBA draft.

According to Hyattsville District Court records, Freeman was pulled over June 25 at 4:08 a.m. in Prince George’s County by the Maryland State Police.

He was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol, used when a driver’s blood alcohol level is .08 percent or higher, and driving while impaired.

Freeman was traveling 71 mph in a 55-mph zone, the records said. Other offenses included reckless driving, negligent driving, failure to obey a traffic control device and not displaying the vehicle registration card when asked by the officer.

The reckless driving citation was for “wanton and willful disregard for safety of persons and property.”

Driving under the influence of alcohol carries maximum penalties of one year in jail, a $1,000 fine and a 45-day license suspension.

A third-team Associated Press All-American, Freeman averaged 17.6 points per game for Georgetown last season. The 6-foot-3 guard who attended DeMatha is a free agent after not being selected in the NBA draft June 23.

Calls to Freeman’s agent, Joel Bell, weren’t immediately returned Wednesday, and efforts to reach Freeman were unsuccessful.

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