UPDATE: Pulaski County deputy judge-exec keeps job after DUI
PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Pulaski County’s deputy judge-executive reported to his job Tuesday, hours after being arrested for driving under the influence.
According to an arrest citation, a Kentucky State Police Trooper spotted 49-year-old Dan Price, of Somerset, driving recklessly while traveling eastbound on I-80 around 8:30 p.m. Monday. KSP says Price was weaving in the road, striking the rumble strip, crossing the center line and not using turn signals.
The Trooper says when he stopped Price, he noticed the smell of alcohol from inside the car. The Trooper says Price had red eyes, slowed speech, was unable to stand on his feet when he got out of the car, and he was slow to follow directions. The arrest citation states Price failed a field sobriety test.
Price was arrested and taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, where State Police say he refused to take a blood alcohol test.
Pulaski County’s Judge-Executive Stephen Kelly Jr., says Price returned to his job Tuesday morning. Kelly says he doesn’t have enough evidence to remove Price from his position.
“As of this morning, I still do not have available enough facts to make any decisions,” Kelly said in a statement. “I have conferred with our county attorney, and he has advised to keep Deputy Price working. Mr. Price is, after all, innocent until proven guilty.”
So far, no comment from Price.