UK student accused of DUI killing set for arraignment


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — A University of Kentucky student is set for a Friday arraignment, after being accused of driving drunk and killing a 4-year-old boy after a football tailgate party.

According to court documents, 18-year-old Jacob Heil is accused of hitting and killing Marco Shemwell near Kroger Field last September.

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Documents say Heil had a blood-alcohol level of .051, which is over the legal limit for people under the age of 21.

According to University spokespeople, Heil was suspended from the University of Kentucky after being charged with DUI.

He pleaded not guilty to that charge last September.

Authorities say Heil was pledging the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, a fraternity that was also suspended.

Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted Heil for reckless homicide.

Heil is expected to enter a plea for that reckless homicide charge Friday morning at 8:30.