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Breckinridge County Sheriff Charged With 2nd DUI After Crash

Posted: 7:42 AM, Mar 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-09 07:58:01-05

BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Kentucky sheriff found himself on the wrong side of the law after allegedly crashing his personal vehicle while intoxicated.

Breckinridge County Sheriff Todd Pate was arrested about 7:30 p.m. Friday. Kentucky State Police said Pate crashed into another vehicle and a utility pole before coming to a stop at a barbed-wire fence.

The driver of the other vehicle was treated for minor injuries, officials said.

Authorities said Pate failed field sobriety tests and then registered a .159 percent blood-alcohol concentration, nearly twice the legal limit, on a breath test at the jail.

Pate was being held in Hardin County after being charged with second offense DUI.

In 2015 Pate pleaded guilty to a DUI charge stemming from an arrest in Bowling Green.