Iowa's Peter Jok suspended after second incident while driving moped
The first was operating the vehicle while intoxicated; Monday's mishap dealt with a suspended license.
Iowa's Peter Jok has been arrested again for an incident involving a moped.
Jok was pulled over in Iowa City on Monday night while driving said moped. The problem? He doesn't have a proper license, as his right to drive is under suspension. Jok's license was taken away in early May after he was arrested, in late April, following a failed sobriety test -- while driving a moped.
Iowa basketball player has found himself in more legal trouble. A criminal complaint says Peter Jok was stopped at 11:45 p.m. Monday on his moped at W. Market and Madison streets in Iowa City for improper lights and failure to have a safety flag. Police confirmed that Jok, whose legal name is Kacoul Dut Jok, had his driver’s license was revoked May 7 after an OWI test failure, the complaint said.
Jok pleaded guilty to OWI in Johnson County Court on May 2 after an April 26 arrest. Jok is now charged with driving while license denied or revoked, a serious misdemeanor.
Late Tuesday afternoon, Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery suspended Jok indefinitely.
"In light of last night’s moped incident, I’ve decided to suspend Peter Jok indefinitely from all University of Iowa basketball related activities. We support Peter, but we’re not happy with his recent pattern of behavior," McCaffery said. "In the interim, Peter will continue to attend summer school classes, participate in community service projects, and take time to work on things internally, as outlined in accordance with the student-athlete Code of Conduct. We will monitor his progress and go from there."
Jok's misdemeanor carries a maximum of one year in jail, in addition to fines.
Jok played in 27 of Iowa's games last season. He averaged 4.4 points.
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