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New details emerging about Billy Gillispie's arrest

New details are emerging about what police say happened in the minutes before officers arrested former UK basketball coach Billy Gillispie.

He was charged with DUI after the arrest early Thursday morning in Lawrenceburg.

27 NEWSFIRST has now learned the 911 call to police, that reported Gillispie was driving drunk, actually came from an employee at a Shell station on Highway 127 in Anderson County.

Employees at the Shell told police Gillispie came into the store, seemed disoriented, and was visibly drunk.

They told police when he got back into his car, and drove off, they called 911 because they were concerned.

Minutes later, police pulled over Gillispie on Highway 127. According to the police report, officers say they smelled alcohol on his breath, and he had slurred speech.

Gillispie has pleaded not guilty to the DUI charge.

He has since gone back home to Texas. He will be back in Kentucky next month for a court date.


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