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Kentucky mayor charged after falling asleep in drive-thru line, rear-ending a truck

Police say a Kentucky mayor has been charged with driving under the influence after she fell asleep at the wheel in a restaurant’s drive-thru line and later crashed.
Shively Mayor Beverly Chester-Burton was arrested for driving under the influence after...
Shively Mayor Beverly Chester-Burton was arrested for driving under the influence after allegedly slamming into another vehicle and a utility pole.(WAVE/LMCD)
Published: Dec. 3, 2020 at 8:44 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Police say a Kentucky mayor has been charged with driving under the influence after she fell asleep at the wheel in a restaurant’s drive-thru line and later crashed.

A Louisville Metro Police arrest citation says officers arrested Shively Mayor Beverly Chester-Burton on Tuesday.

Officers were dispatched after a car crashed into a utility pole. They found the 59-year-old standing near a damaged Cadillac.

The citation says witnesses alleged Chester-Burton had been asleep in a White Castle drive-thru line before she rear-ended a truck and drove away. She was jailed after failing a field sobriety test and released Wednesday.

It’s unclear whether she has an attorney who can comment for her.

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