Breckinridge County sheriff enters rehab program

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BRECKINRIDGE CO., Ky. (WAVE) -- In Breckenridge County, the sheriff is out of jail and in rehab after being charged with his second DUI in less than five years.

Sheriff Jerome "Todd" Pate was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of DUI and booked into the Hardin County Jail.

He's accused of hitting a woman's car and utility pole on KY 259 before crashing into a barbed wire fence.

Investigators say Pate's blood alcohol content was .159.

Pate was supposed to appear in court Tuesday morning, but his attorney appeared and confirmed Pate has checked into a rehab facility in Tennessee.

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