FLORENCE, Ky. - A Florence city official appeared in a Boone County courtroom Monday morning where he pleaded guilty to a DUI charge while driving a city vehicle.
On April 11, a Boone County Sheriff's Deputy pulled over Richard Lunnemann, Florence City Coordinator, 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.
Lunnemann was ordered to pay a $200 fine, court costs, and had his license suspended for 30 days.
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