Scott County animal control truck hits house; animal control employee charged with DUI

kward1@herald-leader.comMarch 18, 2014 

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A Scott County animal control truck crashed into a house and two cars early Tuesday, and an animal control employee was charged with driving under the influence.

Sgt. Gary Crump of the Georgetown Police Department said Scott County animal control employee Leitha Burton was arrested "at or around the same time and location" as the animal control truck hit the house. However, Crump would not confirm that Burton was driving the animal control truck that hit the house. WKYT has more details.

Crump said police are investigating how many people were in the truck and who was driving it. Crump said he did not know what kind of vehicle Burton was driving.

The incident happened at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday on the 100 block of Showalter Drive in Georgetown. Crump said there were no injuries, and the residents of the home did not have to move out of the house as a result of the damage.

According to Scott County jail records, Burton, 24, was released Tuesday.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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