Pulaski County deputy judge executive charged with DUI

Published: Dec. 3, 2019 at 12:23 PM EST
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A Pulaski County official is facing criminal charges.

Kentucky State Police arrested Deputy Judge Executive Dan Price Monday night.

He is accused of driving under the influence. Troopers said they noticed a 2019 white Chevy Tahoe weaving on East Kentucky 80, hitting the rumble strip several times and crossing the center line.

They pulled over the SUV on the Barnesburg-Kentucky 80 connector and police said they could smell alcohol from inside the vehicle.

Price had red, glazed eyes and slow speech, troopers said, and he was unstable on his feet. He told police he had not been drinking, rather, he just left a business meeting and had taken prescribed medication. The SUV is Price's county-issued vehicle.

After failing several field sobriety tests and refusing a blood test at the hospital, police arrested Price on a DUI charge. He is also charged with careless driving and failure to signal. By Tuesday, he was out of jail.

"The trooper gave him a standard field sobriety test on the side of the roadway. According to the citation, he gave him a HDN, the walk and turn, and attempted to give him a PBT test," said State Trooper Scottie Pennington.

Our reporter reached out to the Pulaski County judge executive, who said Price is still on the job Tuesday and confirmed Price was leaving a meeting with a developer concerning the county's industrial park when he was pulled over. The county attorney said not to do anything for now because Price is innocent until proven guilty.

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