A Greenville police officer charged with DWI has resigned as well as having his criminal case continued.
Kyle Gaines was off duty in late February when he was pulled over by a fellow officer on East 5th Street around 2:30a.m. in the morning and arrested for DWI.
The two-year patrol officer was placed on administrative leave after his arrest. Chief Hassan Aden today says Gaines resigned several weeks ago.
Gaines' case, which was scheduled for Friday, has been continued until June 24th.
A Greenville police officer was placed on administrative leave after his arrest this morning for drunk driving.
Officer Kyle Gaines was off duty when he was stopped by Greenville police for speeding and equipment violations on East Fifth Street around 2:30 a.m.
Gaines, a two year patrol officer with the department, was then arrested for DWI.
An arrest warrant says the officer blew a .11, while .08 is considered driving drunk in North Carolina.
"This is another example of the ethical decisions made every day by Greenville Police officers-none of us are above the law and we hold each other accountable for our actions,” said Chief Hassan Aden in a statement.
The 27-year-old Gaines is the second Greenville police officer to be suspended or fired within the last week. On Friday police announced a narcotics detective was under state investigation. Det. Rose Edmonds was suspended and later fired.
Gaines was released on a $500 bond and has an April 5th court date.