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LACETT | UK’s Willis arrested

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) – Kentucky Wildcats forward Derek Willis was arrested Saturday in Boone County on charges of alcohol intoxication in a public place.

According to an arrest report, it happened on Mountain Laurel Way, near Rice Pike, in Union, Kentucky, just before 4:30 a.m. on Saturday. 

Authorities say they found Willis laying in the middle of the street, just outside the door of his vehicle. According to the arrest report, Willis was so intoxicated he was unconscious, and an officer had to wake him up. 

He allegedly told authorities he'd had "a lot" to drink, and had no idea where he was, beyond being in "northern Kentucky."

According to the arrest report, he had slurred speech, was unsteady on his feet, and was, "a danger to himself and others." He was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.

Willis was later released on $50 bond.

The former Bullitt East star is just ten days away from his 21st birthday.

Willis, a soon to be senior at UK,  averaged 7.7 points and four rebounds per game last season for the Wildcats.

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