Hazard Police Charged Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields with a DUI after responding to a 911 call around 1:00a.m. Sunday. They say he was passed out and unresponsive in the front seat of his car at the Hazard Taco Bell drive-thru.
Because of Fields’ condition officers took him to the hospital, instead of jail.
“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. The preservation of life is our number one concern,” says Hazard Police Chief Minor Allen.
Chief Allen also says it’s a shame this happened to a fellow officer.