Kevin Ware, accused of reckless driving, misses Barren Co. court date

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Posted on November 18, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 19 at 12:48 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- UofL basketball player Kevin Ware failed to appear in court Monday for a speeding and reckless driving charge in Barren County, Ky.

WHAS11 obtained a citation that shows Ware is accused of driving 95 miles per hour in Barren County after 11:00 p.m. on October 26, 2013. 

Police said this happened in a work zone with a marked speed limit of 55 miles per hour on southbound I-65.  The officer wrote in the citation that he trailed Ware for half a mile and "paced" the vehicle at 95 miles per hour.  Ware is also charged with reckless driving.

When police asked Ware if there was a reason he was driving that fast, police noted he "politely said there was not."

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He was scheduled to appear in court this morning in Barren County, but we are told he did not show up.

Court officials tell us he will receive a letter for failure to appear from the Department of Transportation rescheduling his court date for November 25, 2013.

Coach Rick Pitino said Monday when asked by WHAS11's Adam Lefkoe, "I was not aware and that is his business. That has nothing to do with basketball. Parking tickets, speeding tickets, I don't encourage getting either one and I'll talk to him about it. It's the first of my knowledge of it. Why he missed the date I have no idea. I'm not concerned. I'm concerned about...obviously, I don't want anybody speeding, I don't want anybody getting parking tickets, I don't want anyone losing their lunch pass. I'm sure you're concerned about it, I'm not. He shouldn't be speeding, first of all, but that's something he has to address and if he gets his license suspended, he's going to do a lot of walking."

Kevin Ware is a Junior Guard with the UofL basketball team. 
 

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