Constable arrested after traffic stop

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) - A western Kentucky constable has been arrested after deputies say he went too far in trying to pull a vehicle over.

WPSD-TV ( reports Graves County Constable Jeffery Burnett was charged with four counts of wanton endangerment after allegedly chasing a vehicle along a highway, shining a bright light at it, and then passing it and slamming on his brakes to force the vehicle to stop.

Graves County Chief Deputy Davant Ramage said Burnett's alleged actions were dangerous and "diminishes public trust."

Burnett declined to comment to the station about the charges.

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