Trooper charged with assault in incident involving suspected drunk driver

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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) – A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper was arrested Friday and charged with third-degree assault and battery.

The charge stems from an incident back on May 5 of last year.

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The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) says David Andrew Eck, 51, while off duty, was involved in an altercation involving a suspected drunk driver.

SLED investigated the case at the request of the South Carolina Dept. of Public Safety.

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