Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ohio Priest Will Undergo Rehab after DUI Rant; Rev. Ignatius Kury Is "Mortified by His Behavior"

A defense lawyer says an Akron, Ohio priest is ashamed of a police video showing him swearing, ranting, and crying after an arrest on a drunken-driving charge -- and that he plans to enter a rehabilitation center.

According to the Associated Press website, Atty. Walter Benson said the Rev. Ignatius Kury plans to enter a center in Maryland next week. Benson added, "Kury is mortified by his behavior."

Bishop John Bura of the Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of St. Josaphat said Kury has been removed as pastor of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Akron while he undergoes treatment.

Rev. Kury, 35, was arrested in Brimfield last Sunday, and videotaped while handcuffed. He pleaded not guilty yesterday (March 4, 2011) in Kent Municipal Court to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and was released without bail.

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