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Former UK basketball star, Ag Commissioner Richie Farmer pleads not guilty to DUI

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Former Kentucky agricultural commissioner and UK basketball star Richie Farmer has pleaded not guilty to DUI.

On Tuesday, a judge ordered Farmer to surrender his driver's license.

The 48-year-old is accused of driving under the influence after police in London, Kentucky pulled him over in March for driving erratically.

According to the arrest report, Farmer failed a field sobriety test and refused a blood test, when a London Police officer pulled him over on Interstate 75 at about 3 p.m. March 22. 

However, the arrest report states he admitted taking two hydrocodone pills and two "somas" - a muscle relaxant - and said he had not eaten.

He previously served 27 months in prison for misappropriating government money while in office.


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