The good news is Ashely Lowery is recovering quite nicely following a horrific car wreck that nearly claimed his life.
The bad news is that, even though he’s improving health-wise and on his way back to the football field, the repercussions from that accident are far from over.
According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Kentucky defensive back was cited for driving under the influence in connection to the May 4 accident. A urine test showed Lowery to be at .139 two hours after the accident; the legal limit in the state of Kentucky is .08.
A school spokesperson told the paper that Lowery is still on the team, adding that head coach Mark Stoops will “let the legal process take its course and address it at the appropriate time.” It’s expected that Lowery will receive at least a one-game suspension as a result of the charge.
Lowery was ejected from a vehicle that had rolled over multiple times in the early-morning crash. The player was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the one-car accident.
Three days after entering the hospital in critical condition, Lowery was removed from a breathing tube and his injuries were no longer considered life threatening. He was released from the hospital a week after being admitted.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Lowery had been cleared to resume football-related workouts.