MCSO names deputy who had beer in his patrol car

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The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deputy who had a beer bottle in his patrol vehicle.

The sheriff’s office said an internal investigation revealed the beer belonged to Sgt. Joe Mahoney, who in the past has served as a spokesperson for the department.

As News 5 first reported over the weekend, someone in the Lowe’s parking lot in Tillman’s Corner shot video of the beer bottle in the patrol car.

The sheriff’s office said it had not determined whether or not Sgt. Mahoney had been drinking the beer while behind the wheel.

Sgt. Mahoney will face disciplinary actions but is still currently employed by the sheriff’s office.

We could find out later this week what those disciplinary actions will be.

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