Eric Deters arrested for failure to appear in court

COVINGTON, Ky. -- A well-known local attorney who stopped practicing law in Kentucky after his license was suspended by the Kentucky Supreme Court in 2013 is making headlines again.

Eric Deters, 51, was arrested Monday and booked into the Kenton County Detention Center for failure to appear in court.

A spokesperson for Deters told WCPO Tuesday the charge stems from a previous traffic violation. Deters was given a ticket and believed another lawyer in his office was 'taking care of it,' according to the spokesperson.

The ticket had not been paid and a warrant was issued for Deters' arrest.

He made bond and was released from the detention center early Tuesday morning.

Deters said he doesn't think his arrest will hurt his career -- and if anything, it will make him stronger.

"This is something my enemies don't get," he said. "My brand is the bulldog brand. It's tough, someone who can fight... My clients are all people that have been wronged by somebody. They love that I fight for them. So the fact that I'm getting picked (on) makes all of them mad."

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