KY sheriff accused of DUI, terroristic threatening

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky sheriff has been jailed on charges including drunken driving and terroristic threatening.

Kentucky State Police Sgt. Michael Webb said Breckinridge County Sheriff Todd Pate was arrested Monday night in Warren County. He said officers began looking for Pate after his wife swore out a warrant against him on charges of terroristic threatening.

Webb said when officers found Pate, he was also charged with drunken driving, reckless driving, possession of an open alcoholic beverage, improper signal and failure to wear seat belt.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether he has an attorney. A woman who answered the phone Tuesday at the sheriff’s office referred calls to state police.

According to jail records, a court date has been set on Friday.

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