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Huron County mechanic placed on leave following DUI

Scott Seitz2 • Dec 4, 2012 at 11:25 PM

The Huron County commissioners have placed the county mechanic on administrative leave.

"County mechanic Lon Burton is on administrative leave and is taking some vacation," Commissioner Larry Silcox said Monday.

"The mechanic was arrested for DUI a week ago last Saturday," Silcox added.

Silcox said he believed the Highway Patrol charged Burton with the DUI near Cambridge.

"The mechanic drives county vehicles and you can't drive a county vehicle if you have more than six points on your license," Silcox said. "Now, I don't know how many points he has on his license, but right now we're restricting him from driving county vehicles."

Silcox said no other decisions or options on Burton's overall status could be discussed until the commissioners received the results of Burton's court proceedings.

The commissioners have made other plans to have county vehicles repaired in the meantime.

"We have asked the county engineer to do emergency repairs," Silcox said. "He has agreed to do that."

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