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FLORENCE, Ky. - A Florence city official will appear in a Boone County courtroom Monday morning to answer to his alleged DUI while driving a city vehicle.
Florence City Coordinator Richard Lunnemann's pre-trial court hearing Monday morning involving his DUI arrest is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.
On April 11, a Boone County Sheriff's Deputy pulled over the 48-year-old at about 11:40 p.m. on Burlington Pike near McGrath Lane because his tail lights weren't operating. The deputy said Lunnemann slurred his speech and smelled of alcohol. Lunnemann told the deputy he drank two beers at his brother's residence. When the deputy challenged Lunnemann's account, Lunnemann changed his story and said he drank four beers.
Lunnemann was given three sobriety tests and failed all of them, according to an arrest report.
Officials said Lunnemann was driving a city-issued vehicle at the time of his arrest. He was not conducting official duties at the time, said Florence Mayor Diane Whalen. Lunnemann is not allowed to operate a city-owned vehicle at this time, she added.
Lunneman's pre-trial hearing was scheduled for April 22, but was continued.
Lunnemann is out on $500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court at 8:30 a.m.
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