KMJ's Inga Barks placed on leave following Bakersfield arrest

March 6, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Inga Barks, a radio commentator on KMJ AM 580 in Fresno, has been place on administrative leave following an arrest in Bakersfield last week.

According to a press release by Peak Broadcasting, who runs KMJ radio, Barks has been place on administrative leave pending the outcome of a Bakersfield Police criminal investigation and an internal inquiry by the company.

Peak Broadcasting said Barks is facing misdemeanor charges. They did not elaborate on the incident that prompted her arrest, and said they would not have any further comments until both investigations are complete.

The Bakersfield Californian reported on Monday that Barks was arrested on charges of drunk and disorderly conduct at The Marketplace shopping center in Bakersfield. Michaela Beard with the Bakersfield Police Department said when officers arrived, Barks was displaying signs of intoxication and was uncooperative.

Barks told the Bakersfield Californian she had an adverse reaction to medications and was not driving at the time.

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