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A Kentucky mayor was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and falling asleep at the wheel of a White Keep before crashing into a pole.
According to The Courier-Journal, Shively, Mayor of Kentucky, Beverly Chester-Burton was arrested and charged with driving under influence after police officers found her standing in front of her crashed car near a Louisville White Castle restaurant.
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Eyewitnesses said that Chester-Burton fell asleep in his silver Cadillac and several people tried to wake him up by banging his window.
“At one point [Chester-Burton] crashed into the back of a truck pushed into the back of another vehicle,” said one quote. “He then hit the pole and got out of the parking lot.”
The officers reported that they could smell alcohol from the mayor’s breath and consumed two apple martini but failed to show them a specific time. Chester-Burton accepted a field soberness test, and during this test he was unable to hold his head upright or walk in a straight line.
Chester-Burton was released on Wednesday morning and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.
Chester-Burton, a Democrat, was elected in 2018, and Shively is the first black mayor in the city’s 80-year history.
“I just feel that the community is embracing this change and I believe there is work to be done. And I hope these many people here today will be with me in the future,” Chester-Burton said at the time.
The mayor’s office did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner’s request for comment.