South Carolina officer fired after DWI arrest in North Carolina
FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) —
A South Carolina police officer who was arrested in North Carolina has been fired.
Fort Mill Police Chief Jeff Helms tells The Herald that 55-year-old Tanya Moore Ervin-Leonhardt was fired June 3, a day after her arrest on charges including driving while impaired, drug possession and illegally carrying a gun.
Cherryville Police Chief Cam Jenks says officers responding to reported careless driving "could smell the odor of alcohol on her breath." She identified herself as an off-duty officer and refused to take a sobriety test. Police found marijuana and paraphernalia in her car.
Jenks says concealed carry permit holders aren't allowed to carry concealed weapons with alcohol in their systems.
Helms says Ervin-Leonhardt was a desk officer who joined the department in 2002.
It's unclear whether she has a lawyer.