UPDATE: 2:50 p.m. EDT, 2 August 2012
According to court records attained by WLEX in Lexington, Rod Strickland’s license had been reinstated in April of 2011. This detail comes after he was arrested early Thursday morning in Lexington on charges of, among other things, driving with a DUI-suspended license.
“Rod Strickland was pulled over this morning in Lexington on a routine traffic stop on the way to the office,” the University of Kentucky said in a statement. “According to police reports, he was pulled over for failure to signal and for driving with a suspended license. According to Strickland, his vehicle was properly registered and he produced his driver’s license at the scene. We are currently gathering information on whether his license was suspended due to a clerical error which led to his arrest.”
Strickland was set free on bond Thursday morning and is expected to appear in court on Friday.
Original Story, posted 11:51 a.m. EDT, 2 August 2012
Kentucky special assistant Rod Strickland was arrested early Thursday morning in Lexington, Ky., and charged for driving with a suspended license, NBC affiliate WLEX in Lexington is reporting.
The 46-year-old Strickland was also charged with having unregistered plates and failing to signal.
This is the latest in a string of legal problems for the former NBA player, who was arrested on DUI charges in April 2010. His license was currently suspended as a result of that 2010 incident. Following that arrest, he was moved from his assistant position at Kentucky to the administrative position he currently holds.
That arrest in April 2010 marked the fourth time he had been charged with DUI, his last before that coming in 2001. He was also arrested in 2007 on charges of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
He served as an assistant for just one season under coach John Calipari at Kentucky after being the Director of Basketball Operations at Memphis.
Before coming to the collegiate ranks, Strickland played 17 seasons in the NBA, averaging 13.2 points and 7.3 assists per game for nine teams. During his collegiate career, he starred at DePaul University.
According to WLEX, Strickland is being held in the Fayette County Detention Center and it is not yet clear when he will appear in court.