MEANS, Ky. (FOX 56) — A Montgomery County deputy is facing a DUI charge after reportedly driving drunk in a patrol car and crashing into a telephone pole.

According to an arrest citation, a Menifee County deputy contacted a Kentucky State Police deputy about the crash that happened just after midnight Saturday on US-460 W in Means and the junction of Peter Trace in Menifee County.

The KSP deputy said Montgomery County deputy Bryan Beane, 35, smelled of alcohol and was “very lethargic, slow to react to commands, sluggish, slurred speech, couldn’t keep balance, and eyes were watery and bloodshot.”

Beane reportedly confessed to drinking Tito’s vodka, according to the arrest citation. The KSP deputy found the Tito’s three-quarters of the way empty in Beane’s patrol car. He also allegedly told the responding deputy, “It is what it is.”

Authorities said he was taken to St. Joseph in Mt. Sterling for treatment, later released, and then booked into Montgomery County Regional Jail.


Beane was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.