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Education Chief Says He Used Bad Judgment With Car Purchase

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Education Commissioner Jon Draud says he
used bad judgment in having the state buy him a Chrysler 300 car
with $13,000 in upgrades.

Draud was speaking at the Kentucky Board of Education meeting
Wednesday morning and addressed the controversial automobile
purchase. Draud said he regrets any problems he caused the board,
but stopped short of apologizing for his actions.

Draud said he hopes to move past the vehicle purchase.

Draud ordered a 2008 Chrysler 300 with a base price of $18,101.
Options including an engine upgrade, global positioning system and
a handsfree telephone pushed the price to more than $30,000.


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