Richie Farmer Pleads Guilty To DUI Charges

Posted at 8:52 AM, May 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 08:52:12-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Richie Farmer, a former University of Kentucky basketball player and Kentucky politician, pleaded guilty to a DUI charge from a March arrest.

Farmer entered the guilty plea May 2, according to Laurel District Court officials.

Farmer was sentenced to 30 days in jail, suspended on the condition he has no further violations for two years.

He also was fined $739 and his license was suspended. In addition, Farmer will have to complete alcohol and drug education classes.

Police say Farmer admitted to taking two hydrocodone pills and two muscle relaxants but refused to take a blood test.

The former Mr. Kentucky Basketball became the state’s agriculture commissioner in 2004. He was later sentenced to 27 months in prison for abusing his power in office by putting his friends on the payroll and using taxpayer dollars to buy personal gifts.