Kentucky safety Ashely Lowery was involved in a car wreck that threw him from his vehicle and forced him to spend several days in the intensive care unit back in May. Now we’re getting details from the police report.
According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, which obtained state police reports Wednesday, Lowery had a blood-alcohol level of 0.139 more than two hours after the crash. The legal limit in Georgia, where the wreck occurred, is 0.08. Lowery was also cited for some misdemeanor driving violations.
A spokesman for Kentucky coach Mark Stoops issued a statement on his behalf. ”We’ll let the legal process take its course and address it at the appropriate time.”
Lowery, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected and landed about 100 feet from the vehicle. The 2011 Nissan Altima had overturned five times.
Lowery started eight games last season and recorded 43 tackles, fifth on the team.
Separately, Kentucky has dismissed brothers Pancho and Khalid Thomas from the program for an unspecified violation of team rules. Pancho Thomas was a backup linebacker last season who played in 10 games as a freshman. Brother Khalid was set to join Kentucky as a running back after being a part of the 2013 signing class.
Since Mark Stoops has arrived, ten players have left the UK program. Five players have transferred and five dismissed for violating team rules.