Police: Sergeant found in SUV passed out, with open beer can

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (AP) — Authorities said a South Carolina police sergeant was fired after he was found passed out in a department vehicle with a can of beer “between his legs.”

Mount Pleasant Police Chief Carl Ritchie said Sgt. Matt Kinard was fired Friday after he was found intoxicated while on the job.

Police responded to a call around 11:20 a.m. about a man passed out in a vehicle near the East Cooper Airport.

Officers found Kinard asleep in a marked police SUV with an “open beer can between his legs.”

Kinard was also charged with public intoxication.

He was released with a courtesy summons.

It’s unclear whether Kinard had an attorney.

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