Officer charged with drunken driving resigns

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a Hopkinsville police officer charged with drunken driving with two young children in his car has resigned ( ).

Timothy Leyenaar, charged with one count of aggravated DUI and one count of reckless driving Nov. 17, told The Kentucky New Era he resigned Monday because of recent events.

Hopkinsville Police Chief Guy Howie said Leyenaar had been with the department since May 2004.

Chris Miller, spokesman for the Christian County Sheriff's Department, had told the newspaper Leyenaar was pulled over after allegedly driving erratically on a local road in Hopkinsville. Miller said two children, ages 2 and 3, were in the car with Leyenaar at the time.

Leyenaar is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Christian District Court.

Information from: Kentucky New Era,

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