Friday, December 30, 2005

Bruin Boozer Misses Bowl

As if this couldn't be more obvious during the holiday season, drinking & driving don't really mix. Just ask UCLA placekicker Justin Medlock, who was charged with felony driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with a Dec. 10 accident in which a woman was seriously injured.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office made the announcement Friday, while the Bruins were playing Northwestern in the Sun Bowl at El Paso, Tex. Medlock, who scored 89 points this season, didn't play, having been suspended indefinitely a day after the accident.

The 22-year-old junior was charged with one count each of DUI causing injury and driving with .08 percent blood alcohol causing injury. Each of the counts alleged that Medlock had caused great bodily injury to 20-year-old Hannah Jun, a member of the UCLA golf team. Authorities said the Jun's injuries included a fractured vertebra in her neck.

Medlock is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Inglewood Superior Court. His kicking days may be over for the Bruins, because if he's convicted, he faces a possible maximum state prison term of six years.

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