Former Kentucky basketball star pleads guilty to DUI charge

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LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A former University of Kentucky basketball player and state agriculture commissioner has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.


News outlets reported Tuesday that Richie Farmer has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. WKYT-TV reports the sentence was discharged pending Farmer doesn't receive any charges or violations for two years.


Farmer was pulled over in March for driving erratically. Court records say Farmer had slurred speech and glassy, bloodshot eyes at the time. Farmer's license was suspended on the day of his arrest when he posted bail. It was suspended until his guilty plea May 2. Farmer was also sentenced to pay fines and court costs.


Farmer was previously convicted of misappropriating public resources as commissioner. He was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison.

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