The Kern County, CA District Attorney’s office has charged longtime local talker Inga Barks with drunk and disorderly conduct. Barks, 45, who airs on Peak Broadcasting’s KMJ-AM and is a community columnist for The Californian, was arrested 2/27 at a shopping center in southwest Bakersfield after police responded to reports of an unconscious woman.
After officers arrived, they noticed Barks was displaying signs of alcohol intoxication, a spokeswoman for the Bakersfield Police Department told The Californian following the arrest.
When officers asked for ID, Barks was uncooperative, the spokeswoman said. She was then arrested on charges of public intoxication and delaying or obstructing a peace officer. The D.A.’s office apparently elected not to move forward on the latter charge. Last month, Barks said in an email to The Californian that she had had “an adverse reaction to meds,” and that she was grateful she was not driving. Barks’ arraignment has been scheduled for 5/3 in Kern County Superior Court.