SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The City Attorney's Office announced Wednesday the filing of DUI charges against San Diego State University basketball player Jamaal Franklin, who was arrested near campus Sept. 18.
Franklin, a sophomore, was pulled over by police around 4:20 a.m. near Campanile Drive and Hardy Avenue, according to the SDSU Police Department.
City attorney's spokeswoman Gina Coburn said the athlete is charged with one misdemeanor count each of driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol level greater than the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Arraignment is set for Nov. 3, she said.
According to SDSU's student-athlete handbook, Franklin would have to enter an alcohol intervention program and would be suspended for three games if convicted.
The gifted leaper received limited playing time on last season's senior-dominated 34-3 squad, but made it into games more frequently in the post-season.
Franklin is known for a technical foul he was assessed for shouldering into University of Connecticut guard Kemba Walker, who subsequently dropped to the floor at a critical point of a game that ended the Aztecs' season in the NCAA Tournament.
A video in which he broke a tooth on the rim of a basket while going for a slam dunk in a pick-up game went viral this summer.
Franklin also drew headlines when, a couple of weeks after his DUI arrest, he used his own shirt to stop the bleeding of SDSU football player Jay Waddell, who was stabbed four times in the abdomen by suspected gang members who crashed a party.
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San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job.
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