A law enforcement officer convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol retired from the Helena Police Department last week.

Former Sgt. Corey Livesay ended his career with the HPD after 20 years of service on Jan. 31, according to a post on the department's Facebook page. 

In July, Livesay was found passed out in a running, personal vehicle outside Home Depot with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.178. The legal limit is 0.08.

Helena’s city attorney and municipal judge sent the case to Great Falls to be tried. 

Livesay was initially charged with driving under the influence and aggravated driving under the influence. On Nov. 16, he pleaded down to a single DUI charge and was sentenced to a fine and six months in prison, with all of that time suspended. 

Livesay continued to work for the Helena Police Department in evidence, not on the street, according to Chief Troy McGee.

The Montana POST Council, a quasi-judicial board that sets employment and training standards for Montana law enforcement officers, is still deciding whether Livesay can keep his police certifications and whether he will be eligible for a pension as a result of the DUI. 

Katrina Bolger, a paralegal and investigator for the POST Council, said in an email that “no final decision has been made regarding Mr. Livesay’s POST certification, and no action has been taken against it at this time.”

Livesay did not return a call from the Independent Record on Friday.