Former UK basketball star arrested for DUI


LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Former UK basketball star and state Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer is in jail after London police arrested him for DUI today.

The 48-year old Manchester native was booked into the Laurel County Detention Center just after 6:30 p.m.

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Farmer served a 27-month sentence for misappropriating government resources while in office.

Farmer pleaded guilty in the fall of 2013 to government corruption charges.

Authorities say that in addition to prison time, Farmer was ordered to pay the state more than $120,000 in restitution.