Ex-Hornets’ Guard James Bouknight DWI Sentence – WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE — Ex-Charlotte Hornets player, James Bouknight, received a probation sentence after his conviction for impaired driving, as per Mecklenburg County court records.

Bouknight was detained in October 2022 when Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police found him unconscious in a parking lot, blocking traffic on East Brooklyn Village Avenue. The car was running, in drive, and Bouknight was found with a Glock handgun.

After pleading guilty to impaired driving, Bouknight was sentenced to a year’s probation in court on Monday. Court records obtained by Channel 9 revealed that a breathalyzer test confirmed Bouknight’s blood alcohol level was 0.14.

Bouknight, selected by the Hornets in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft, was released by the team in February.

Besides a year of unsupervised probation, Bouknight’s sentence includes 24 hours of community service to be completed within 90 days. This can be waived if he provides evidence of inpatient treatment for substance abuse. He must also surrender his driver’s license during probation.

Following his sentencing, Bouknight registered an appeal notice on Monday. A hearing for the appeal has been provisionally set for May 13.

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