An Ayden police officer is suspended from the force after being arrested for driving while impaired.
Ayden town manager Adam Mitchell says officer Greta Mills Darden is suspended without pay until further notice. He says she was arrested around 11:30 Saturday night.
Court records show Darden was cited for DWI. Her court date is January 4th, 2011. Further details were not immediately available about the circumstances of the arrest.
Mitchell says Darden started with the town in March 2004, was promoted to senior police officer in 2007 and then the master police officer in April 2010.
He says there are no other records of demotion or disciplinary actions in Darden's personnel file.
The Ayden town website shows Darden works with the community policing program, which it says is designed to "work with citizens, property owners, and business owners to create a safe community and environment to live, work, and play."