Rahsaan Lewis, Kentucky WR, charged with serious traffic offenses following Sunday incident
Rahsaan Lewis was charged with a DUI, improper start from a parked position and reckless driving Sunday morning in Lexington, according to multiple reports.
Lewis participated in a spring football practice Tuesday morning open to the media. A walk-on, Lewis played in 6 games for Kentucky last season, and made 2 catches for 4 yards. He returned one punt for 12 yards. A knee injury slowed him in 2021, but he made his first collegiate reception against Louisiana-Monroe and also had a catch against Louisville.
Lewis previously played at Central Florida and Florida Atlantic before he transferred to Kentucky in 2019.
The Courier-Journal reported that, according to a Lexington Police Department arrest citation, Lewis accelerated his vehicle from the traffic light at High Street and South Upper Street in downtown Lexington so quickly it created a burnout with the tires. He then accelerated to a speed estimated to be around 65 mph in a 35-mph zone.
After catching up with Lewis and pulling him over, the officer reported Lewis appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. A breathalyzer test returned a blood alcohol content of .153, almost twice the legal limit (.08). Lewis was arrested at 3:32 a.m.
A UK spokesman said the school is aware of the incident and “will continue to monitor the situation as it develops.”