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Billy Gillispie arrested for DUI

Former UK basketball Coach Billy Gillispie has had a run-in with the law.

Gillispie was pulled over early Thursday morning in Anderson County and was then arrested for DUI. Police say he was behind the wheel of his 2009 white Mercedes 4-door with Texas tags. They say he was driving along US 127 towards Frankfort when officers stopped him at 2:24 Thursday morning. Police arrested Gillispie at 2:47 and charged him with driving under the influence. His passenger, 42-year-old Charles O'Connor of Versailles was also arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication. The two were later taken from Lawrenceburg to the Franklin County Regional Detention Center where they were formally processed around 5:15.

Hours later, when Gillispie's lawyer came to take he and O'Connor home, he had little to say.

Darran Winslow told members of the media from both Louisville and Lexington "We don't have a comment right now. Just trying to make sure he gets back safely and has an uneventful ride home."

Winslow says he's taking the former coach back to Louisville but wouldn't say where. Winslow also wouldn't say what Gillispie was doing in Lawrenceburg, but police say he told them he was playing golf when he was pulled over.

Gillespie was arraigned by video at 8:30 this morning in the Anderson County Courthouse. He pleaded not guilty to the DUI charge.


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