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UK football wide receiver coach charged with DUI

University of Kentucky wide receiver coach Jovon Bouknight was arrested and charged with DUI in...
University of Kentucky wide receiver coach Jovon Bouknight was arrested and charged with DUI in Erlanger Saturday morning.(Kenton County Detention Center)
Updated: May. 9, 2021 at 11:45 AM EDT
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ERLANGER, Ky. (WKYT) - University of Kentucky wide receiver coach Jovon Bouknight was arrested and charged with DUI in Erlanger Saturday morning.

According to the Kenton County Detention Center’s website, Bouknight was arrested around 4 a.m. Saturday, May 8.

The jail’s website lists his charges as speeding 26 miles per hour above the speed limit, driving while under the influence, and having an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle.

Bouknight was released from jail Saturday afternoon. He will be in court May 14.

Bouknight was hired onto UK in March of 2020.

A UK spokesperson said on Saturday the school is aware and will handle the situation internally.

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