Lexington officer arrested in Cynthiana

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Becky Barnes,

A Lexington police officer was arrested in Cynthiana on Tuesday and charged with DUI.
According to the arrest citation, Jeffrey Burden was driving his cruiser while off duty and struck a pole at Speedway on U.S. 27 South around 7 a.m. Cynthiana Police had also received a complaint of Burden driving recklessly and unable to maintain his lane.
Burden was questioned at Speedway and subsequently placed under arrest.
Burden was allegedly under the influence of medications prescribed for back pain.
A press release from the Lexington Police Department released after press time Wednesday morning, stated that Burden has been “relieved of sworn duties and transferred to an administrative assignment in accordance with department policy while the incident is under review.”