Lowery will finish out season with no court date set

Kentucky safety Ashely Lowery will be able to finish out the football season without any resolution to his driving under the influence case pending in Georgia.

An employee of the White County (Ga.) district attorney office said on Monday that Lowery’s case is not on the Nov. 5 docket. The next possible date for him to answer to the charges will be well after the football season, though that date has not yet been determined.

The junior was hospitalized and in the intensive care unit for several days following a May 4 accident in his hometown of Cleveland, Ga. A secondary crash report said Lowery’s blood-alcohol level was .139 more than two hours after the crash. The legal limit in Georgia is .08.

The case remains in the warrant stage, which means the prosecutor’s office is still reviewing it. The next possible date would not be for another month or two because arraignment dates come just four times a year.

Lowery, a 6-foot-1, 219-pound safety, has started in all seven games for UK this season and is 10th on the team in tackles with 26. He also has three pass breakups and one recovered fumble.

He has not been made available to the media since the crash.

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at jsmith3@herald-leader.com.
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