KMJ's Inga Barks placed on leave following Bakersfield arrest
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- 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.
Stay with Action News and ABC30.com for more on this story.
fresno, fresno county, bakersfield, kern county, entertainment
- Man kills home invasion suspect with a sword
- Dog pack kills nearly 80 animals at campus
- Police investigate a home invasion in Central Fresno
- Kai murder investigation details revealed
- Mother of a Fresno toddler talks after hit-and-run
- Car crashes into a parade injuring around 60 people
- Conn. commuter train crash injures more than 60
- Brush fire in Southern California scorches 575 acres
- Pastor caught watching child porn at Disney World
- Clovis resident whose car was used in police chase talks
- Fresno foster youth overcomes adversity to graduate
- Eyewitness to Visalia OIS describes what he saw
- Frontier Airlines returns to Fresno
- Good Sports: Bulldogs in the Kitchen
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed VideoMost Viewed Photos