UK Student Arraigned on DUI Charge in Fatal Crash

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A University of Kentucky student accused of driving drunk and killing a 4-year-old boy has entered a not guilty plea to the charges.    

18-year-old Jacob Heil was not required to be at his arraignment because the DUI charge is a misdemeanor.   His attorney entered the plea for Heil.

Police say the UK freshman was behind the wheel of a car that hit Marco Shemwell as he was waiting with his family to cross a street near Kroger Field.     The boy died two days later.  

A police report says Heil admitted drinking two beers at a tailgating party.   

The university has suspended Heil and the fraternity he was pledging, Alpha Tau Omega.

Heil is due back in court next week.


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