Western Ky. fish and wildlife officer arrested

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A western Kentucky fish and wildlife officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay while the state investigates charges against him of public intoxication and endangering the welfare of a minor.

The uniform citation says 33-year-old Bradley W. Lowe of Murray was arrested by University of Kentucky police in Lexington early last Thursday at a bar, the Murray Ledger & Times reports. Officer David Duncan said Lowe allegedly identified himself as a federal officer to gain entry to the bar for himself and his 15-year-old daughter.

A call seeking comment Wednesday to a number listed to a Bradley W. Lowe in Murray was not immediately returned.

Lowe was released on bond after his arraignment last week. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Tuesday.

Information from: Murray Ledger & Times, http://www.murrayledger.com

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