CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- A member of the Duke University men's
lacrosse team has pleaded guilty to driving while impaired, and
prosecutors in return dropped a marijuana possession charge.
Matthew Peter Wilson of Durham, a senior who played
midfielder on the team, is not among the athletes charged with
raping an exotic dancer at a team party in March. But his arrest in
May added fuel to complaints about the team's players.
He was suspended from the team after his arrest.
Wilson was stopped by Chapel Hill police May 24 after running a
red light. Officers said they found marijuana in his vehicle and
that Wilson registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.21 percent.
He pleaded guilty to the DUI charge July 20
in Orange County District Court.
Wilson received a 30-day suspended jail sentence and was put on
probation for a year. His driving privileges were restricted and he
was ordered to pay $410 in fines and fees. He also must complete 24
hours of community service over the next few months.