Lexington Legends president charged with alcohol intoxication

gkocher1@herald-leader.comJune 3, 2013 

The president and chief operating officer of the Lexington Legends was arrested early Sunday on a charge of alcohol intoxication.

Andy Shea, 31, is scheduled to be arraigned June 17 before Fayette District Judge Megan Lake Thornton. However, he could avoid a court appearance by paying a fine and court cost of $179 before the court date, according to a document Shea signed upon his release from the Fayette County Detention Center.

The front office of the Legends did not have an immediate comment Monday.

In an arrest report, Lexington police wrote that Shea entered the Speedway gas station at 900 Winchester Road "and was bumping into the counters as he made his way to the restroom."

The citation said Shea "repeatedly dropped items on the floor while attempting to get items from the roller grill."

Shea also tried to leave the store without paying, police said. Shea had "bloodshot, watery eyes and odor of alcohol," police said. He also "was manifestly under the influence of alcohol in a public place and is a danger to self and others," the police report said.

Shea was arrested at 3:37 a.m. Sunday, according to the police report.

In September 2012, Shea was ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident, according to Fayette court records. He paid a fine, court costs and fees totaling $243, court records said.

Shea, who was general manager of the Legends before being named chief operating officer in 2011, also is owner of Trust Lounge at 123 Main Street. Shea is the son of William Shea, principal owner and chairman of the Legends.

Seth Poteat, general manager of the Legends, had no comment Monday other than to say that Shea's employment status is unchanged.

Greg Kocher: (859) 231-3305. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety.

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