Georgia basketball player arrested on multiple charges, including reckless driving
Reports Thursday revealed that a Georgia basketball player was recently arrested on multiple charges, including reckless driving.
Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald reports that grad transfer Justin Kier was arrested in the early morning hours of Oct. 9. Gwinnett County Sherriff’s records show that Kier was also charged with aggressive driving, improper/erratic lane change and speeding.
Per Weiszer, police observed Kier driving 93 miles per hour on State Route 316 in a 55 miles per hour zone, according to the Gwinnett Post. Kier was booked into jail at 2:20 a.m. and released on a $450 bond at 9 a.m.
The Post obtained a police report saying Kier was one of four UGA basketball players in the Black SUV that was pulled over. The report did not identify the others, but mentioned they said they were not Georgia residents.
Pulling over Kier led to other observations by the officers:
Police described “a small odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle,” that also included a female passenger.
“All occupants of the vehicle advised they had been smoking marijuana in the vehicle at that time,” the report said.
Weiszer’s article includes a statement from Bulldogs basketball coach Tom Crean:
“The report is disappointing and not reflective of the standards we expect of our basketball program.
“In addition to University disciplinary processes, we are addressing the incident internally according to Athletic Association policies. I’m hopeful these measures will result in both lessons learned and better choices in the future.”