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.
"We have been made aware of an incident involving talk show host, Inga Barks, who was arrested last week by the Bakersfield Police Department on misdemeanor charges. As a result, Inga has been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of a BPD criminal investigation and our own internal inquiry as to the facts in this case. Since this is a personnel matter, there will be no further statements until both are completed."
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.