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UK’s Lowery cited for DUI in wreck that nearly claimed his life

Ashely Lowery Car Wreck

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.

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7 Responses to “UK’s Lowery cited for DUI in wreck that nearly claimed his life”
  1. southernpatriots says: Jul 11, 2013 1:53 PM

    I am glad to hear that “Lowery had been cleared to resume football-related workouts.” I am also glad that his drunk driving episode did not harm anyone else which often happens. Families throughout America are devastated by drunk drivers.

    I hope whatever penalty Coach Stoops puts on Asheley and what ever sentence he receives, that he learns never to do this again. This can serve to be a teachable and motivational moment in Asheley’s life. Maybe give Asheley time to work with SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions, originally known as Students Against Drunk Drivers). Next time an innocent child (or adult) may be maimed or killed.

  2. mauldawg says: Jul 11, 2013 2:30 PM

    Way to man up Stoops. Just another coach that puts winning first. Does Ky really play football?

  3. jjohnb5393 says: Jul 11, 2013 3:04 PM

    ‘letting the legal process run its course’ is fairly common…especially in offseason….

  4. scalpemseminoles says: Jul 11, 2013 3:16 PM


    Drunk drivers against mothers

  5. tttrojan4life says: Jul 11, 2013 4:14 PM

    “Letting the legal process run its course”= He will be back on the field ASAP/The only way he won’t be with the team is if he goes to prison.

    Even the SEC bottom- dwellers play this game.

  6. jjohnb5393 says: Jul 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    I’m just saying its fairly common for a misdemeanor offense to be hashed out in court in the offseason……no way promoting DUI……no school going on, workouts start in August…..he will have his court date before then….I believe in second chances , if he learned a lesson..days in ICU may have done that for him …….hopefully

  7. titansbro says: Jul 12, 2013 7:10 AM

    How do you get a urine test 2 hrs after a near fatal car accident?

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