LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former state Rep. Don Pasley has resigned as an executive adviser to Attorney General Andy Beshear shortly after a newspaper informed Beshear’s office that Pasley was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in March.
The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1Xj2Ez7 ) reports that Deputy Attorney General J. Michael Brown said he knew nothing of the charge against Pasley before being informed of it Monday by the newspaper. Office spokesman Terry Sebastian said he was sure Beshear also didn’t know about the charge.
Later that afternoon, Sebastian said in a statement that the Democrat from Winchester had submitted his resignation.
Pasley has pleaded not guilty after having been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol in Midway on March 31. He served as a state representative from 2001-10.
Pasley didn’t return requests for comment.