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The Bobster
02-18-2016, 03:19 PM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Okafor-Must-Pay-439-Fine-for-Speeding-369316181.html

Sixers Rookie to Pay $439 Fine for Speeding Across Ben Franklin Bridge
Published 2 hours ago

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The lawyer for Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Jahlil Okrafor says his client will pay a $439 fine for driving his white Mercedes-Maybach 108 mph across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in October.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports a Camden County judge ruled Thursday that a plea offer to Okafor is valid meaning he'll have to pay the fine.

Lawyer Andrew Smith says Okafor paid the fee, but the check wasn't accepted because Camden's law office tried to vacate the agreement. He says he believed it was vacated so community service could be added to the sentence. Okafor won't be required to do community service.

Okafor pleaded guilty to operating in an unsafe manner. He was driving more than double the speed limit.

Smith says his client has learned his lesson.

The Bobster
02-22-2016, 03:16 PM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Jahlil-Okafor-TMZ-Speeding-Ben-Franklin-Bridge-Philadelphia-Video-369708141.html

WATCH: Video Shows Jahlil Okafor Speeding on Ben Franklin Bridge
By NBC10 Staff and Wire Reports
Published 44 minutes ago

New video was released Monday allegedly showing Philadelphia 76ers star Jahlil Okafor speeding on the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Okafor paid a $437 fine last week for driving 108 miles per hour over the Ben Franklin Bridge in October, 2015. The bridge’s speed limit is only 45 mph.

On Monday TMZ Sports released video of the incident in which a Delaware Port Authority cruiser chased after Okafor’s speeding vehicle, a Mercedes Maybach.

Last Thursday Okafor pleaded guilty to unsafe operation of a motor vehicle, according to his attorney Andrew Smith. Smith said Okafor paid the $437 fee but the check wasn’t accepted because Camden's law office tried to vacate the agreement. He said he believed it was vacated so community service could be added to the sentence. Okafor won't be required to do community service.

Smith said his client has learned his lesson.