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Nov 11, 2011 11:40 AM

Questions Remain About Crash Involving UK Players

Questions surround an accident involving two UK basketball players early Friday morning.

Initially police said Stacey Poole was the only passenger in an SUV driven by Larry Warren. Police say around 2:30 a.m. a car driven by an alleged drunk driver crossed into the wrong lane of East High Street near the Euclid Avenue intersection and crashed into that SUV, pushing it into a parked car. Poole and Warren were both taken to UK Hospital with minor injuries.

Police arrested Scott. M. Roseberry, 22, and charged him with DUI and an insurance violation.

UK basketball coach John Calipari later confirmed Terrence Jones was also a passenger in the SUV. According to a post on CoachCal.com, Jones left the scene of the accident fearing a confrontation with Roseberry. He was later located and questioned by the police, then went to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

"The occupants of the victims' vehicle were not charged with any wrongdoing. No evidence of drugs or alcohol was found," Calipari wrote.

But the account on Calipari's web site differs from information obtained by LEX 18, which indicates Jones got in an argument with Roseberry after the crash, then left the scene in another vehicle. Sources say Jones was found at a location along Alexandria Drive and was "slightly under the influence with alcohol." Jones indicated he left the scene, "hoping that Coach Calipari would not find out."

University officials said they have no comment on whether Jones, who is underage, was drinking.

Lexington police said only a driver can be charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

Coach Calipari says the team will have a curfew in the future.

"Our players did not break any rules by being out last night. As of yesterday, this team did not have a curfew and our normal procedure is to begin the season without one," Calipari said. "I usually let the actions of my team determine a curfew. However, because of the actions of a select few, this team has showed me an inability to make proper judgment and decisions that they've been given the freedom to make. Therefore, going forward, this team will now have a curfew for the rest of the season. I will inform the team of a time later today."

Calipari said any additional punishment will be handled internally.

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