Former WKU,UK Star Sparks Arrested on DUI Charge

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Sparks, 25, was arrested by Bowling Green police around 2:30 a.m. CDT after being pulled over for making an improper turn near the Western Kentucky University campus. Sparks' eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred, according to the citation.
Sparks was administered a Breathalyzer test, which determined
his blood alcohol level as .141, nearly double the state legal limit of .08. He was taken to the Warren County Regional Jail before being released.
Sparks, who lives in his hometown of Central City, played two seasons at Western Kentucky before transferring to Kentucky. He averaged 10.3 points in two seasons with the Wildcats. He is currently out of basketball.


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  • by Dawna Location: Georgetown on Jun 3, 2008 at 07:33 AM
    Lets be real for a minute. My "dad" was arrested last night for DUI AGAIN. He will probably go to jail for a few days get a slap on the wrist and let out. Lets think about this for a minute and compair them to another type of person that I can not stand. Sex offenders. yes sex offenders and repeat DUI offenders. what is the differance. A sex offender can be any where watching you or your kids. when they get caught they are "punished" and put on a state/national regestry. A repeat DUI offender gets caught goes to jail, gets out laughs about it and dose it again. eventually they will kill some one. So Kentucky and America why not make a state/national DUI offenders list. All repeat DUI offenders MUST place a sticker on their vehicle they are driving that says "I have attempted to kill at least one person because I like to drink and drive" Their is no excuse. We should not put these people back in the spotlight as we are with this UK basketball player. Their is no excuse for this at all!!
  • by grumpy on Jun 3, 2008 at 04:47 AM
    why this story duis are aressted every day did it have to say ball player just list every one charged in state if he was not a ex ball player it would not be news
  • by zach on Jun 3, 2008 at 02:51 AM
    Wow, Somebody got a DUI and it makes the front page of your sports. What, No DUI's in Perry County so you had to report one from Bowling Green. Why must we air someone else's dirty laundry??? Because someone once played at UK does not make their every breath and failure news. Come on guys, you can do better than that! :(
  • by Jackie on Jun 2, 2008 at 07:11 PM
    UK players have state amnesty protecting them for up to 10 years after school from such arrests. You all are making a mountain out of a mole hill.
  • by vicki Location: hyden, ky on Jun 2, 2008 at 04:34 PM
    it would help to put his first name.

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