Authorities release dash cam video of police major's arrest

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - New video has been released of a Mount Pleasant police major who crashed his SUV and was arrested for drinking and driving.

On March 3, troopers arrested 51-year-old Frank Riccio on Highway 17 about three miles south of Georgetown.

Video from the South Carolina Highway Patrol shows Riccio attempting field sobriety tests. At one point in the video, Riccio is shown grasping onto the side of a Highway Patrol vehicle after stumbling.

Troopers say Riccio ran into the median and flipped his jeep on its side just after 2 p.m.

Riccio resigned shortly after the arrest. Riccio had been with the Mount Pleasant Police Department for 29 years.

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," said Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Harry Sewell said.

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