Former Kentucky basketball star charged with DUI
LONDON, Ky. (AP) Former state agriculture commissioner and University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer has been charged with driving under the influence.
London Police Department spokeswoman Magen Zawko said Friday that Farmer was arrested on a DUI charge.
WKYT-TV cited a police report saying that officers pulled Farmer over Thursday evening after receiving complaints about a reckless driver. Officers noted Farmer had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. He later failed a field sobriety test. Police say he told officers he had taken pain pills and muscle relaxers.
A woman who answered the phone at the courthouse but wouldn’t give her name said there was no lawyer listed for him.
Farmer served 27 months in prison for misappropriating government resources while in office. He was a member of the 1991-92 Kentucky basketball team nicknamed ”The Unforgettables.”