Monday, September 24, 2007

Beverage Control Chief Not in Control of His Beverages

Maybe he was just testing out the products a bit too much.

Beverage Control Chief Faces DUI Charge
The executive director of the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control faces a drunken driving charge after he was arrested during a traffic stop.

Chris Lilly was pulled over Saturday on U.S. 27 outside Nicholasville because his Ford Explorer was missing a headlight, and because he was weaving and driving slowly, police said.

Police said Lilly smelled of alcohol, lost his balance during a sobriety test and recorded a Breathalyzer reading of 0.181. The legal limit is 0.08.

Lilly posted $1,000 bail early Sunday, and was scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 18, Jessamine County Jailer Cecil Moss said.

"He has apologized to the agency, and has indicated he intends to resign effective yesterday," said Mark York, spokesman for the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, which includes Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Two words of advice: Car service.

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