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State trooper covering Horry County charged with assault and battery

David Eck
David Eck(Source: JRLDC)
Updated: Feb. 14, 2020 at 1:11 PM EST
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has been arrested on assault and battery charges following a May 2019 incident, authorities said.

A press release from the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division states 51-year-old David Andrew Eck was charged with third-degree assault and battery.

According to SLED, Eck was involved in a fight with a suspected drunk driver on May 5, 2019 while he was off-duty.

He was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center Friday morning and was released on a $500 bond just hours later.

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