A Kentucky mayor was arrested after she fell asleep in the drive-thru at White Castle and hit another car before she crashed into a utility pole.
Shively Mayor Beverly Chester-Burton was charged with driving under the influence after police smelled alcohol and witnesses said she was out cold in the car and they tried to wake her up multiple times.
When Louisville Metro Police officers arrived Chester-Burton was standing outside her silver Cadillac. Witnesses told police multiple people tried had to knock on the window to wake her up.
“At some point, Chester-Burton struck the rear of a truck which was pushed into the rear of another vehicle,” the citation said. “She then exited the parking lot striking the pole.”
From the Courier-Journal:
Officers reported they began to smell alcohol from the mayor’s breath after speaking with her more. Chester-Burton told them she had two apple martinis with dinner at 5 p.m. but later said it had been at 9 p.m., according to the citation.
Chester-Burton agreed to a field sobriety test and failed to keep her head straight and walk in a straight line during the test, according to the citation.
She was arrested at 11:35 p.m. and booked at Louisville Metro Corrections, where she was released Wednesday. Her arraignment is set for Friday at 1 p.m.
From Fox News:
Chester-Burton, who was elected Shively’s first Black mayor in 2018, told police she had dinner and two apple martinis at 5 p.m., but then changed her story saying she had the drinks at 9 p.m., the police report states.
The mayor was booked into Louisville Metro Department of Corrections and released Wednesday. She’s set to be arraigned on Friday.