Former Kentucky basketball player and Agriculture Commissioner of Kentucky Richie Farmer is in jail after London Police arrested him for DUI.
Farmer was booked in the Laurel County Detention Center at 6:34 p.m. after being arrested on Thursday. A city worker followed Farmer and watched as he crossed the centerline several times.
Police say he failed a field sobriety test and admitted to taking two Hydrocodone pills and two muscle relaxers. He refused a blood test.
Farmer served a 27-month sentence for misappropriating government resources while in office, including having state workers build a basketball court for him at his house. Farmer pleaded guilty in federal court and circuit court in the fall of 2013 to government corruption charges. He reported to the United States Penitentiary-Hazelton in Brucetown, West Virginia in March 2014.
In addition, Farmer was ordered to pay $120,000 in restitution.
Farmer was Ag Commissioner from 2004 to 2011. He is best known for leading Clay County to a state championship in the late 1980s before playing at the University of Kentucky. He was a member of the 1991-92 University of Kentucky basketball team nicknamed “The Unforgettables.”
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