Horry County police officer charged with DUI

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - An Horry County police officer has been charged with drunken driving.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported that 49-year-old John William Parker of Murrells Inlet was arrested Saturday morning by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

He was later released without posting bail. A telephone listing for Parker could not be found. Horry County police spokesman Sgt. Robert Kegler told the newspaper he didn't know what disciplinary actions may be taken against Parker.

The officer's first court hearing is scheduled for Feb. 7.

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