Billy Gillispie was charged with a DUI this week, after refusing sobriety tests. Police followed Gillispie’s car as he was going 63 mph in a 45 mph zone. The officer pulled him over and smelled a sweet fruity smell from Gillispie. Gillispie got out of the car and looked unstable. The officer also noticed his slurred speech and red eyes. He was arrested, charged with a DUI and plead not guilty.
Gillispie was the former Kentucky basketball coach that was fired. Once fired, he sued the University for terminating him after just two years since he was in a seven year contract. This is the third time Gillispie has been charged with a DUI. In 2003, he was arrested for a DUI but the charges were dismissed for lack of evidence. In 1999, he was arrested and charged with a DUI but the charge was reduced to reckless driving.
If you have any questions about driving under the influence, or about your own charges, please call Orange County defense attorney William Weinberg, at 949.474.8009 (Irvine office) or 714.834.1400 (Orange office).