Police Officers Cited For Illegal Drinking At Greenville Bar

Two police officers are facing an October 3rd court date after they were cited for drinking alcohol in a nightclub after hours.

Pitt County Alcohol Beverage Control investigators say it happened at Club 519 in Greenville on August 21st.

State trooper Michael Rogister and Winterville officer Ty Grant were both cited, along with another man and the club's manager.

The ABC says the three men were found drinking in the bar just before 3am, even though state law says all liquor must be consumed by 2:30.

Winterville police say an internal investigation is underway for Grant, who's been on the force for less than a year.

No word yet from the Highway Patrol if any action has been taken against the trooper.