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Property valuation official picking up his kids at school ends up charged with DUI

Billy Ackerman, Madison County property valuation administrator, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence.
Billy Ackerman, Madison County property valuation administrator, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence. Photo provided

Madison County’s property valuation administrator was charged Thursday with driving under the influence after he allegedly showed up impaired at a school, according to a court document.

Billy Ackerman, 42, told Richmond police he’d had three bourbons earlier in the day, according to a police report filed in Madison District Court.

Someone reported to police that an intoxicated person was attempting to pick up his children, according to the police report.

The officer found Ackerman in his vehicle with the engine running. “I detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle,” the officer wrote in the report.

Ackerman failed several field sobriety tests and “lost balance at least three times,” the report said.

Ackerman refused a preliminary breath test and was then arrested. He was taken to the Madison County jail, where he refused a breath test.

Ackerman was released on his own recognizance, according to jail officials. He is scheduled to appear Sept. 12 in district court.

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