After being cleared to practice with the Kentucky Wildcats football team earlier this week after a horrific car in May, Ashely Lowery may face a legal battle to get back on the gamefield. It turns out that after the accident in May, Lowery was cited for a DUI and had a blood alcohol level of .139 two hours after the accident. The limit in Georgia was .08.
As of now, Lowery is still on the team and a UK statement appears to indicate the team is taking a “wait and see” approach.
When asked about the DUI citation, UK spokesman Tony Neely said that Lowery is still with the team.
Neely issued a statement on behalf of head coach Mark Stoops later Wednesday that said, “We’ll let the legal process take its course and address it at the appropriate time.”
No court date has been set and it could take six months to a year to go to court, a White County, Ga. clerk said.
UK did institute a no tolerance policy for alcohol related offenses back in 1998 after the death of football player Arthur Steinmetz , but that had been lifted to just be a suspension of 10% of the season. Matt Roark was the last Wildcat to have a DUI in 2010 and he was suspended a game by Joker Phillips.