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Indiana point guard Xavier Johnson has closure on his April arrest

Indiana fifth-year point guard Xavier Johnson has closure on the legal proceedings stemming from his April arrest related to a late-night traffic incident.

According to Indiana public court records, Johnson appeared in court in person on Tuesday and plead guilty to the charge of reckless driving at and unreasonable high speed so as to endanger safety, a Class C misdemeanor.

Johnson’s felony charge of resisting law enforcement was dismissed.

Dustin Dopirak of the Bloomington Herald-Times first reported the news.

Johnson received a 60 days suspended sentence, and he is subject to a term of unsupervised probation for 360 days.  Johnson must also complete 50 hours of community service and be evaluated for and complete any treatment recommendations.

According to a release by the Monroe County Sherriff in April, Johnson was driving 90 miles per hour on Walnut Street in Bloomington, and he attempted to avoid the police by turning into an apartment complex.  He also changed seats with someone else in the car to make it appear as though he was not driving his own vehicle.

IU basketball head coach Mike Woodson has not yet publicly addressed the incident.  It remains to be seen whether Johnson will be suspended by the program and miss any games during the 2022-23 season.

The Virginia product finished second on the team averaging 12.1 points, and led the team in assists (172, 5.1 per game) and steals (40, 1.2 per game). He was also second on the team in 3-point shooting (38.3%), shot 78.2% from the line, and was second in free throws made with 115.

The 6-foot-3 Johnson was named Honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media. His assist total was the fifth most in a season in program history, and his season per game average the eighth best ever.

Johnson made a quick Twitter post after the news broke on Tuesday:

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