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ABC Employee On Leave After Drunken Driving Arrest

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A state spokesman says a Kentucky
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control enforcement officer has been placed on leave following his arrest on drunken driving charges.
State Public Protection Cabinet spokesman Mark York says Chet
Gentry of LaGrange was put on special leave with pay Friday, pending an investigation. The ABC Web site lists Gentry as a state branch manager in the enforcement division.
York says in a release that Gentry was allegedly driving a state-owned vehicle Friday morning when he was pulled over by police in Oldham County. The release says Gentry was charged with driving under the influence, possession of an open container of alcohol and reckless driving.
Gentry is listed on the ABC Web site as one of two state branch
managers in the enforcement division. According to the site, investigators in that division have full police powers to enforce all state laws.
York said Gentry was directed to turn in his badge and ID card, keys to the vehicle, and his gun.
York was unable to provide more details. A call to the Oldham County Police Department was not immediately returned.

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