Kentucky Mayor Passes Out in White Castle Drive-Thru, Then Arrested

Kentucky Mayor Passes Out in White Castle Drive-Thru, Then Arrested
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Last week, a Kentucky mayor was arrested after falling asleep in the drive-thru of the White Castle, where she promptly hit another car before crashing into a utility pole.

Shively Mayor Beverly Chester-Burton was charged with driving under the influence after police smelled alcohol. Witnesses also said that she was out cold inside her car and that they tried to wake her up multiple times.

When Louisville Metro Police officers arrived at the scene, Chester-Burton was standing outside her silver Cadillac. Witnesses told the police that multiple people had knocked on Chester-Burton’s car 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.”

According to 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.

Watch WLKY News Louisville’s news report below.