NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A North Myrtle Beach police officer has been placed on administrative duty after being charged with driving under the influence and fleeing the scene of an accident, police said.

Sgt. Chris King, who has worked for the department for eight years, currently serves as the traffic division supervisor, according to police.

King was placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation after the incident that occurred on Sept. 7. It happened while he was off duty and in Surfside Beach, police said.

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