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Duke cornerback T.J. Douglas arrested, dismissed from team

Duke redshirt sophomore cornerback T.J. Douglas was been dismissed from the team Sunday for violation of program policy, coach David Cutcliffe announced.

Douglas, 20, was arrested earlier in the day on suspicion on driving while impaired in Durham. He was booked and released the same day, according to the Durham County jail inmate population records.

A Duke police officer saw Douglas run a red light in a four-door Toyota Scion at Towerview Rd., turning right onto Erwin Rd. Douglas was pulled over at the intersection of Main St. and Fifteenth St. and arrested at 3:08 a.m. after performing poorly on a field sobriety test. He took a breathalyzer test at the Durham County jail around 4:45 a.m. and recorded a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .14. The legal driving limit (for those over 21) is under .08.

Douglas played in 12 games and recorded one tackle last season. This year, he had been practicing with the team but was suspended indefinitely from game competition, a punishment in place since the spring.

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