Kentucky police chief found passed out drunk behind the wheel in Taco Bell drive-through
Tyrone Fields (WKYT)

A Kentucky police chief was arrested over the weekend after officers found him passed out drunk in the drive-through at Taco Bell.


Tyrone Fields, chief of Whitesburg police, was charged early Sunday with drunken driving after officers were called to the fast-food restaurant in Hazard.

Police said they found Fields behind the wheel shortly after 1 a.m. but could not awaken him, and he was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Fields, who has been with Whitesburg police since 2008 and chief since 2011, said he was taken to the hospital for a blood test – not medical treatment.

"It's very unfortunate, but I've learned from it," Fields said. "Just never do it again, pick up the pieces and move on."

He was scheduled to meet early this week with Mayor James Craft to discuss the incident.

Watch this video report posted online by WKYT-TV: