Henderson cop charged with DUI

New Media Producer: Amanda Lents

A Henderson police officer's facing drunk driving charges.

Thirty-four-year-old Shannon Troutman was arrested just before 3 am Saturday. Kentucky State Police say Troutman was involved in an accident at 12th and Green Streets and then left the scene.

He was arrested a short time later off of Highway 60. Troopers say he had a blood alcohol level of more than double the legal limit.

The Henderson Police chief says Troutman has been relieved of his police powers during the investigation.