Florida linebacker Dustin Doe has his day in court
GAINESVILLE - Florida linebacker Dustin Doe was adjudicated guilty of two misdemeanor traffic violations in an Alachua County courtroom on Thursday, effectively clearing himself of his current legal troubles.
Judge Thomas Jaworski adjudicated Doe guilty of driving with a suspended license and driving with no valid drivers license. A third charge was dismissed.
He will serve a mandatory 24 hours on the county's work crew as part of his punishment.
Doe has been suspended from the team for several weeks after he was cited for driving with a suspended license, then later arrested on July 23 for that violation.
He was sentenced to six months' compliance probation and eight hours of community service (one work crew day) for the charge of driving without a valid license.
On the offense of driving while license suspended, he was sentenced to one year of compliance probation; he will not have an assigned probation officer to report to, but will be monitored, and will have one year to comply with the court's orders. He must also serve a mandatory two days on the county's work crew, according to court documents.
Court documents show that in lieu of paying $311.00 in court costs for each offense, Doe could serve 29 hours of community service or perform three extra days on the county's work crew. He will also have to pay a mandatory $25 payment plan fee.
Doe, who started three games last season and had 30 tackles, provided proof to the court that he has paid all outstanding traffic tickets which led to the suspension of his license.
Florida coach Urban Meyer suspended Doe from the team and said he would not be allowed to return until he cleared up his legal obligations.