Retired Lexington officer to serve jail time for hitting woman in park

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A retired Lexington Police officer will serve eight years in jail for hitting a woman while driving under the influence.

Fayette County Circuit Judge Pamela Goodwine handed down the sentence on Friday morning.

Keith Todd admitted to being under the influence of prescription pills, when he drove his car onto the Legacy Trail back in March, injuring a woman. He pleaded guilty to assault, wanton endangerment, DUI and obtaining a controlled substance.

On Friday, Todd made an emotional statement in court apologizing for the accident.

The victim, Penny Bentley, also made a statement.

Todd was remanded into police custody.

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