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Ashely Lowery cited for DUI after May car accident


The Lexington Herald-Leader is reporting that UK safety Ashely Lowery was cited for DUI after the car accident that nearly took his life back in May. The police report says Lowery had a blood-alcohol level of .138 over two hours after the crash. He was also cited for failure to maintain lane, failure to use a safety belt and a graduated license violation.

UK had this to say Wednesday night: “We’ll let the legal process take its course and address it at the appropriate time.”

Lowery was cleared to return to football activities last weekend.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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43 Comments for Ashely Lowery cited for DUI after May car accident

  1. SECsports
    7:27 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    We’re officially becoming an SEC football program. LoL

  2. MadTex
    7:27 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    The truth is starting to come out – if we wait another week or more we might hear the rest of the story.

  3. NL
    7:29 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    The guy nearly died. I’d say he learned his lesson. I think he should be disciplined, but I hope they don’t kick him off the team.

  4. Ben
    7:36 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    Kids make mistakes and then hopefully learn from them! He should be punished after the legal system runs it course. i do not think that this is something to be kicked off the team for. We all deserve a second chance. This is coach Stoops decision to make as head coach. I trust in his judgement.

  5. Scott
    7:46 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    Honestly this was my suspicion from day 1. He’ll learn his lesson and hopefully will make the most of his second chance at not just football, but at life.

  6. Puck the Faper
    7:46 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    Why doesn’t the Herald publish when one of their employees has a DUI, or one of their kids. Why not when one of them has an arrest of any kind? I suspect they would not like how the shoe feels on the other foot.

  7. Truth?
    7:48 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    2-What does that mean?

  8. OMGMattyG
    7:48 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    It’s been months. Why is this just coming out now?

  9. Sooo
    7:51 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    So fuggin what? Why the fug would you charge him with anything? The man almost died and no other cars or people were involved

  10. Sooo
    7:52 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    5… Fug you… Piece of shizz

  11. UK
    7:59 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    If this happened at UofL it never would’ve been reported because Tom Jurich would’ve swept it under the rug and made whatever player look like Jesus for surviving the crash (like he did with Ware)

  12. SevenT
    8:01 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    5. quit piling on the guy, he needs support from BBN not advice from a troll

  13. Wade
    8:02 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    He should be disciplined for a year. No scholarship. Love how idiots say no one was hurt. So he should get a pass.

  14. uh...
    8:19 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    No logic in defending DUI. Pretty serious stuff.

  15. mike
    8:27 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    gotta love the timing of the herald. doubt its coincidence this comes out right after he is cleared to play.

  16. Catlogic15
    8:33 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    So happy Ashley is alive. All college athletics has witnessed athletes in similar, tragic occurrences. Let it play. If it were our son or daughter, athletics would be least on our mind.

  17. See ya
    8:34 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    Dismiss if guilty. Period.

  18. mike
    8:39 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    I try to make a reasonable, thought-out comment and they remove it…

  19. yitbos
    8:42 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    Kids make mistakes, luckily no one else was hurt and I think he’s paid a fairly steep price already. That being said, he should have to deal with the legal consequences from this, just like any one else. Should he be kicked off the team? I think that’s a bit harsh, maybe a short suspension and a hell of a lot of extra PT.

  20. mike
    8:43 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    i’ll just say that he is a college kid and he made a mistake. Do we revoke his scholarship and guarantee his life is ruined, or do we show some compassion and give him a second chance in hopes that he has learned?

  21. shepdog3720
    8:56 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    Charged with failure to wear a safety belt? That is the only reason he is alive……

  22. Beavis606
    9:20 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone surprised? Thank God he didn’t kill someone. He was stone drunk at .138

    9:24 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    He was literally on death’s door. He narrowly escaped with his life. If this is his first offense, I have no problem with him staying on the team.

  24. ksr
    9:46 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    kick him off the team. It is what it is

  25. Bottom Line
    9:47 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone who thought he just wrecked for no reason should be shot in the face. Obviously, it was a DUI.

  26. BN
    9:51 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    Did Jerry Tipton report this?

    Someone needs to check Jerry’s BAC when he’s behind the keyboard, typewriter, dictophone, or whatever it is that old fart uses to churn out his bile.

  27. Gimme a break
    10:07 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    If found guilty, he should be suspended for a half season. He didn’t have 2 beers then drive home at 10:00. He blew a .138 TWO HOURS AFTER THE CRASH at 4:20 a.m. He could have killed himself, or worse somebody else. Pay the fine, do the time, lose the license, sit 6 games.

  28. mike
    10:08 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    Lets just all be happy that he can still play football, what if someone had died, that would just been awful, we may have lost a football player, now that would have just ruined my day, I say lets pitch in and buy him a 12 pack and if anyone says anything that may not be supportive of him/ well lets just say they are just to judgemental, unforgiving, anti UK and a few other things that we just hate to call them, well for some maybe not.

  29. Scott
    10:20 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry guys, wasn’t really trying to troll. Just made an observation. Like the guy a lot, and hope to see him do well! He has a new lease on life and hopefully he kicks its ass.

  30. Plainclothes Man
    10:20 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    26- You’re a fool. People get in plenty of horrific wrecks even if they haven’t been drinking. Fate and chance can be cruel. To assert that there was never a chance it wasn’t a DUI is foolish.

    That said, pretty unfortunate that this comes out just as he’s cleared to practice (especially if he has to go to jail). I think a season suspension would be fair. Off the team for a DUI- something that so many college kids do wether they get caught or not- is maybe a bit harsh but it definitely shouldn’t be taken lightly.

  31. lonnieb
    10:21 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    You can get in medical school with a DUI so you should be able to play football. It was a mistake end of story. Legally he should be punished….it has nothing to do with football or school. Coulda shoulda woulda involved someone else but it didnt so basically it is what it is….a DUI. CEO’s/presidents, etc… dont get fired for DUi’s, so he should have no penalty for his career which right now is school and football.

  32. Scott
    10:36 pm July 10, 2013 Permalink

    If we want to speculate discipline, I think a suspension of a game minimum is coming. Not that it will really matter, but unfortunately for Ashley this is going to be this new staff’s first major public off-field incident. Gotta set some precedent. Coach Stoops really likes this guy too, so he’ll have his chances to still make an impact this fall. The actual BOTTOM LINE is that we as a Big Blue Nation are truly blessed that he is still with us and all wish he succeeds.

  33. Tina Delgado is alive
    12:42 am July 11, 2013 Permalink

    Coach Stoops has handled everything else right, I trust he’ll do the same with this situation. I support whatever action Coach Stoops takes.

  34. Urban Meyer
    1:07 am July 11, 2013 Permalink

    Just do like me and base his punishment on his position on the depth chart.

  35. Funny as Hell...
    2:31 am July 11, 2013 Permalink

    Love it that these fans will rationalize anything. If Aaron Hernandez went to UK, the comment section would be filled with reasons why murder is OK in his situation. I guess incest does make you retarded.

  36. Paducah Patty
    7:21 am July 11, 2013 Permalink

    I am very glad that the young man is ok, but I am very saddened and disappointed. I hope this is the wake up call that he needs.

  37. bigbluelou
    8:54 am July 11, 2013 Permalink

    My guess is that most of the comments wanting him kicked off the team or suspended for more than 2 games are UL trolls. Really funny that a supposed top ten powerhouse program is sooo concerned about this. I hope Ashely plays against them and has 3 interceptions and a TD!

  38. Defense
    9:13 am July 11, 2013 Permalink

    If George Zimmerman wasn’t in jail then he wouldve stopped this from happening. And thats obvious

  39. dshwildcats
    9:39 am July 11, 2013 Permalink

    Funny as Hell,

    Please spare us the “sanctimonious” lecture, brother! You “self-righteous” Louisville fans have very short memories. Maybe this little excerpt will ring a bell for you.

    “LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Cardinals wide receiver JaJuan Spillman, charged with DUI and possession of marijuana in January 2007, was arrested and charged again in another incident early Thursday. The arrest came a month after Spillman pleaded guilty to a marijuana possession charge stemming from his arrest on Jan. 31, 2007.

    Spillman, a junior, was stopped at 12:08 a.m. Thursday, because of an unilluminated license plate, police said. Louisville Metro Police spokesman Phil Russell said Spillman did not pull over right away, and the 21-year-old smelled of marijuana and failed a field sobriety test, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Spillman was charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon and having no insurance, according to court records.”

    Unfortunately, college kids do stupid things sometimes.

    Now, answer me this question? How is a 20 year college athlete getting behind the wheel of an automobile intoxicated any different than the thousands of Card fans that will have 8,9,10,20…. beers at a home football game this fall, and then get in their cars and drive home??

    If the Louisville Metro Police were to set up sobriety check points outside of PJCS, I’m willing to bet 2/3 of the Card fans in attendance would be charged with DUI.

  40. Al(Cat fan in Canada)Lanman
    11:06 am July 11, 2013 Permalink

    He was lucky to survive and be able to return to play football. The nature of the incident has provided its own punishment.
    I fail to see how the coach is going to see it as right to “punish” him for something he did prior to being a team member. He might decide he did not want him on the team if he had done something “criminal” like be involved in a crime of violence or a robbery, etc., but under-aged drinking as high school athlete? don’t make me laugh.
    We wouldn’t have a football team if every one who drank underage was dismissed. Hell we probably wouldn’t have a chess team, either.
    I certainly did not wait until I was 21 to have my first drink, and when I reflect back I, like a lot of young drinkers, did a lot of stupid things under the influence and was just lucky none of them were as painful lessons as this young man just had. Hopefully a lot of his teammates will have also gotten the message… don’t drink and drive. Unless you recruit only Mormans, dedicated Southern Baptists, and Muslims you aren’t going to have a tea-totaling team .. and even then there would be a few closet drinkers. LOL

  41. Bob
    11:20 am July 11, 2013 Permalink

    They forgot to mention that he was texting too and eating a Big Mac too.

  42. Megan
    1:46 pm July 11, 2013 Permalink

    “We’ll let the legal process take its course and address it at the appropriate time.”

    Sounds like Roy Williams on the PJ Hairston mess. Are we going to give Stoops the same grief we’re giving Roy?

  43. YSR2KSR
    9:07 pm July 11, 2013 Permalink

    helps explain the lack of injuries. god watches out for fools and kids