Officer Found Drunk and Passed Out Behind Wheel, Doesn’t Get Arrested

Tyrone FieldsHAZARD — A police chief has been caught drunk behind the wheel of his car.

Officer Tyrone Fields was found in a Taco Bell drive-thru in his car.

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He was so drunk, according to reports, that he was literally passed out in the front seat.

When he was found, he was unresponsive.

The incident took place at around 1:00 in the morning at a Taco Bell in the City of Hazard.

Rather than arresting Officer Fields and placing him in jail, police escorted Officer Fields to a nearby hospital.

“As soon as it becomes aware to the officer that there’s a medical need, ya know, that has to take precedent over any kind of arrest, always,” says Minor Allen, a Hazard Police Chief.

“The preservation of life is our number one concern,” he added.

“And, ya know, I regret this has happened to a fellow officer, I do,” he continued.

The officer has been cited for a DUI, but no punishment has been issued so far.

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More details will be provided pending the court’s decision.

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