Former Arizona Wildcats guard Josiah Turner was sentenced to two days in jail and fined $1,529 today in Pima County Justice Court after reaching a plea agreement in his extreme DUI case.
Turner pleaded guilty to a general charge of driving under the influence but six other charges, including DUI with a blood-alcohol level between .15 and .19, were dismissed. Turner was arrested on April 26, 2012 by UA police, who said he recorded blood-alcohol levels of .15 and .16, which are at and above the extreme DUI threshold.
Turner was also ordered today to undergo alcohol evaluation and complete a MADD program, while being offered a chance to offset up to $250 in fines with 25 hours of community service.
Turner declined comment to the Star as he left Justice Court to serve the two days at Pima County Jail, starting at 4 p.m. today. He is scheduled for a review hearing on Feb. 5, 2014.
Turner played just one season for the Wildcats, in 2011-12, then committed to SMU. He never played for the Mustangs, however, instead signing with a Hungarian professional team Albacomp. He played briefly for Albacomp and then joined the Halifax Rainmen of Canada’s National Basketball League.
The Rainmen cut Turner in midseason and he finished the season with the Summerside Storm of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Turner averaged 10.7 points and 6.1 assists for the Storm, with a 3.1-to-1 assist-turnover ratio.
Last week, Turner declared for the June NBA draft.