Student cited for careless driving, DWI after celebrating bid acceptance

Student Austin Lovelady, 18, was cited for driving while intoxicated and careless driving at approximately 1:48 a.m. Feb. 1 after UCAPD noticed a yellow Jeep swerving while traveling north on Farris Road.

Lovelady was signaled by UCAPD to pull over, but did not notice the lights. Lovelady appeared to be pulling ino the Child Study Center parking lot, but then pulled into the Conway Coin Laundry parking lot.

A white Chevrolet truck was trying to leave the parking lot when Lovelady was driving through. Lovelady attempted to pass the truck on the left side and drive through a narrow gap, striking the passenger side of the truck in the process. No one inside either vehicle was injured.

After parking, UCAPD was able to make contact with Lovelady. He had bloodshot, watery eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol. Police arrested Lovelady on site for suspicion of DWI and transported him to headquarters for testing.

Lovelady admitted to drinking beer and hard liquor earlier in the day because he was celebrating being accepted as a fraternity pledge. His blood alcohol content was .126.

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