WILDER, Ky. - Tony Rouse, who was arrested for DUI back in March, has resigned as Wilder police chief and changed his plea.
Rouse entered a conditional guilty plea to the charge on Wednesday. He previously pleaded not guilty. Conditional means he may want to appeal the ruling in the suppression hearing. However, a Campbell County judge denied the suppression, sentenced Rouse to seven days in jail and fined him $250 plus court costs.
The jail sentence was conditionally suspended for two years.
Rouse also had his driver's license suspended for 90 days and must attend alcohol treatment.
Alexandria police arrested Rouse on Thursday March 1 for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Officers responded to a complaint of a possible DUI on southbound U.S. 27 near KY-9. An officer spotted Rouse's vehicle and followed him to his residence around 7:30 p.m. The officer approached Rouse as he exited his vehicle in his driveway. According to the officer, Rouse was unsteady on his feet with an obvious strong odor of alcohol.
According to Mayor Stanley Turner of Wilder, Rouse resigned more than a week ago.
Lt. Andy Williams has been named as the interim police chief.
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