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Former Columbia police chief charged with DWI

The Columbia municipal prosecutor’s office filed charges against the former Columbia chief of police Thursday.

Ken Burton is being charged for driving while intoxicated and failure to stop for a red light, according to documents from the prosecutor’s office.

Burton was arrested by police officers around 8:20 p.m. May 2 near McBaine Avenue and Broadway on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Police released Burton at the scene on a municipal summons.

Burton resigned from the Columbia Police Department in December.

The charges are still awaiting review with the municipal court.

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