Richie Farmer pleads guilty to DUI


LONDON, Ky. (wtvq) – Former University of Kentucky basketball player Richie Farmer has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

Laurel County District Court officials say Farmer entered the guilty plea on May 2.

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Farmer was arrested in London on March 22 and charged with driving under the influence.

Farmer was sentenced to 30 days in jail, suspended on the condition he has no further violations for two years.

He was also ordered the pay a $739 fine and his license was suspended for 30 days. The suspension started on March 22.

Farmer will also have to complete driver education classes.

Farmer, who was the former State Agriculture Commissioner, was sentenced to 27 months in a federal prison in January of 2014 after accepting a plea deal for misusing government resources while in office.