Ky. sheriff, son arrested days apart

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Associated Press

Posted on March 24, 2013 at 12:01 PM

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A few days after an eastern Kentucky sheriff was charged with drunken driving, his son has been charged with public intoxication.

Prestonsburg Police Assistant Chief Bryan Hall told WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/15EXzmy) that Jeffrey Blackburn was arrested on Wednesday after officers got a call reporting a reckless driver. Hall says officers investigating the complaint found the suspect's vehicle parked and its occupant inside a restaurant. He said Blackburn failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody.

The station reports the arrest comes less than a week after charges were filed in Powell County against Blackburn's father, Floyd County Sheriff John K. Blackburn.

It was unclear whether Blackburn had an attorney.

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Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews

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