Ex-Baltimore cop gets probation after found drunk on duty

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say a former Baltimore police officer who was found drunk and slumped over at the wheel of his patrol vehicle has been sentenced to a year of probation after pleading guilty to DUI and misconduct in office.

Aaron Heilman was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty in April to DUI and misconduct in office.

Heilman was fired in October 2018 after being found drunk, on duty and in uniform, three hours into his overtime shift on a crime suppression detail.

A Breathalyzer test indicated Heilman’s blood alcohol level was 0.22, almost three times the legal limit.

Authorities say police found an empty bottle of wine inside the patrol car.

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