Republican Party Suspends Spokeswoman after DUI

by ParkmanLaw on July 29, 2013

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Kelsey Christine Cooper, the spokeswoman for the Republican Party of Kentucky, has been placed on a two week unpaid suspension after being arrested on DUI charges in Lexington last Saturday night.  Cooper, who was hired by the Republican Party earlier this year, was arrested by Lexington police and taken to Lexington-Fayette Urban County Jail.  Records show that she was released on Sunday.

Police say that Cooper stopped her Camaro in the middle of East Sixth Street and approached officers in search of directions to her home.  Officers report that she seemed confused, was unsteady on her feet, and smelled of alcohol.  According to the citation, Cooper told the officers that she had just left a bar where she consumed three vodka drinks.  She failed multiple field sobriety checks and a breathalyzer test revealed her blood alcohol content to be at 0.184.  The legal blood alcohol limit in Kentucky is 0.08.

Party officials released an official statement on Monday regarding the suspension.  “She obviously made a mistake and she knows that,” GOP Chairman Steve Robertson said of Kelsey Christine Cooper. “I hope she learns a valuable lesson from this. She has been an important part of our team. We’ll just go from here.”

Kelsey Cooper, 23, who is originally from Los Angeles, worked as a communications desk coordinator for the 2012 Romney for President Campaign and also worked with Met Whitman’s unsuccessful campaign for governor of California in 2010.

Kelsey Christine Cooper is scheduled to be arraigned on August 1, 2013 in Fayette District Court.

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