Mt. Pleasant police major resigns after DUI arrest

Major Frank Riccio (Source: Georgetown County Detention Center)
Major Frank Riccio (Source: Georgetown County Detention Center)

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - The Mt. Pleasant police major charged with DUI after a wreck last weekend has resigned.

Major Frank Riccio, 51, was arrested by South Carolina Highway Patrol after his Jeep ran off the left side of Highway 17, into the median and crashed Saturday afternoon in Georgetown County.

Riccio was charged with driving under the influence and released on a $997 personal recognizance bond after a hearing.

"After 29 Years of exemplary service with the Mount Pleasant Police Department, Major Frank Riccio resigned his position as police officer effective Monday," said Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Harry Sewell.

Mt. Pleasant police had placed Riccio on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

"I appreciate his loyal and dedicated service over the years and wish him the best in the future," Sewell said.

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