Judge orders man to seek help for alcohol abuse

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Test reveals blood alcohol content of .227

By Linda Ireland

A Hodgenville man drew the ire of LaRue County District Judge C. Derek Reed when he allegedly showed up in court intoxicated - for the second time.

Robert Earl Burk, 45, was charged June 2 with alcohol intoxication, first and second offenses. His arraignment in District Court was June 16.

When Burk approached the bench, Judge Reed asked if he had been drinking. Burk said he had been drinking the previous night. Reed said there was a strong odor of alcohol about Burk and required him to take a Breathalyzer test before he accepted his plea of guilty.

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