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Iowa's Jok Apologizes for OWI Arrest
IOWA CITY, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- University of Iowa basketball player Peter Jok plead guilty this morning to the charge of OWI, or Operating while Impaired, after being arrested last weekend after driving a moped and registering .087 on a breath test.
The court immediately granted a joint State and defense request for a deferred judgment, meaning that if he successfully completes a self-supervised 6 month probation he will have the charge dismissed and his record will not contain a conviction.
The Court Order for Deferred Judgment requires Jok to complete the 48-hour Kirkwood College Weekend program for alcohol counseling, pay a civil penalty of $625 and court costs, complete a substance abuse evaluation and all recommended treatment and pay a $300 probation fee.
Jok's attorney Randy Larson said "Peter wanted to immediately take responsibility for his mistake. The granting of a deferred judgment was based upon his very low breath test, the lack of any unusually unsafe driving behavior, his clean record, and his cooperation with authorities that evening. Peter looks forward to successfully completing probation and has already made plans to do the Weekend program right after finals. In addition to the court's sanctions, the University has also given Peter some punishment, including community service, which he has already started."
Jok said "I am so sorry for my mistake in judgment. I will work hard to regain the faith of Hawkeye fans, my coaches, teammates, teachers and family. I take the honor of being an Iowa basketball player very seriously and look forward to proving that."