N. Ky. police chief pleads not guilty to DUI

Anthony Rouse (Source: Campbell County Jail)
Anthony Rouse (Source: Campbell County Jail)

NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - A northern Kentucky police chief pleaded not guilty Thursday morning during his arraignment for a driving under the influence charge.

Wilder Police Chief Anthony Rouse was arrested March 1 in Alexandria after police received calls about a suspected drunk driver. Rouse was taken to the Campbell County Detention Center and later released on a $1,000 bond.

During Thursday morning's arraignment, prosecutors said they had evidence that Rouse has been out drinking since being released from jail, a violation of his pre-trial release. There was also evidence that he had been driving, another violation. The judge took it under advisement, but allowed Rouse to remain free on bond. He had to surrender his driver's license.

Rouse's attorney said Rouse was unaware of all the conditions of his release and did not intend to violate anything.

When asked if Rouse, as a police chief, should know the bond conditions, special prosecutor Garry Edmondson said, "I would think so."

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