Kentucky assistant Rod Strickland arrestedPosted by Inside Hoops
Rod Strickland, special assistant to University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari, was arrested Thursday morning on charges of driving on a suspended license, failure to signal and having no vehicle registration, according to the Fayette County Detention Center’s Web site.
Strickland, 46, was arrested at East Maxwell Street and South Martin Luther King Boulevard, according to the jail’s online report of inmates booked in the past 48 hours. He was released on bond about 11 a.m.
A UK athletics spokesman issued a statement about an hour later saying officials were investigating whether the arrest was the result of a clerical error. Strickland had been arrested in Lexington in 2010 for driving under the influence but had gotten his license reinstated the following year, according to court documents.
However, when a police officer pulled him over as Strickland was driving to work Thursday, his license showed up as suspended when the officer ran his information through the National Crime Information Center database, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
– Reported by Daniel Moore and Josh Kegley of the Herald-Leader