LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A University of Kentucky football player was arrested early Friday and faces several charges, including alcohol intoxication.
William Thomas Collins, 23, also is charged with criminal mischief, theft and fleeing and evading. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Friday afternoon in Fayette District Court.
A police report says an officer saw Collins and another person walking on the sidewalk on East Maxwell Street. The police report says Collins was carrying a parking meter. When they saw the officer, they took off running, according to the report.
"The suspects saw my vehicle and placed the parking meter down," the report says. "I activated my emergency equipment and pulled up beside them."
The officer's report says he yelled for them to stop and get down to the ground. Collins stayed and "admitted to taking the parking meter" because it was on the ground.
Collins, who is 5-foot-11 and 238 pounds, is a junior walk-on fullback for the Wildcats. He transferred to UK from Pikeville and earned a place on the roster in 2013, according to UK Athletics.