University of Kentucky wide receiver is charged with DUI

Involved in collision early Sunday

jhewlett@herald-leader.com; ccosby@herald-leader.comOctober 26, 2010 

University of Kentucky wide receiver Matt Roark was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Sunday.

Lexington police were called to the intersection of Montavesta Road and Wood Valley Court after receiving a report of a non-injury collision about 4:50 a.m., police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

Roark, 20, had a blood alcohol level of 0.192, according to Fayette District Court records. In Kentucky, an adult with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or above is considered legally drunk.

Roark was also charged with failure to maintain required insurance.

He was released from jail after posting 10 percent of a $2,550 bond.

UK football coach Joker Phillips announced Monday that Roark had been suspended for one game for a violation of team rules, but he did not say what the violation was. Roark will not accompany the team to Mississippi State this Saturday.

Roark, a 6-foot-5, 209-pound junior, has caught 11 passes for 163 yards this season and has been a key cog on the Wildcats' special teams unit. He has six career blocked kicks.

Roark was born in Lexington but attended high school in Acworth (Ga.). His father, Ray Gover, was a UK letterman from 1985-88 as a defensive back and wide receiver.

Roark is scheduled to appear in district court Friday.

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