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GPD patrol officer charged with DWI resigns

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

A Greenville Police patrol officer has resigned.

27-year-old Kyle Gaines, charged with DWI, had his criminal case continued on Friday.

He was off duty back in February when an officer pulled him over on East Fifth Street and arrested him for DWI.

Gaines was placed on leave after the incident. He resigned about 3 weeks ago.

He's scheduled back in court in June.

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A Greenville Police patrol officer is on leave after a DWI arrest.

It happened Wednesday morning around 2:30 a.m.

Police say they pulled 27-year-old Kyle M. Gaines for traffic and equipment violations on East Fifth Street near Elm Street.

Further investigation by the patrol officer found probably cause to believe Gaines was driving while impaired. He was arrested and charged with one count of DWI.

Gaines has 2 years of service with GPD. He's on leave pending the outcome of an Internal Affairs administrative investigation.

Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden made the following statement about the incident, "In the early morning hours on February 20, 2013, a Greenville Police officer observed a vehicle speeding. After deciding to initiate a traffic stop, the officer realized that the person he stopped was under the influence of alcohol.  The officer also realized that the driver was an off-duty Greenville police officer.  After conducting all of the mandatory investigative steps, the officer placed the off-duty officer under arrest for Driving While Impaired.  I have placed the officer on administrative leave pending the conclusion of the Internal Investigation.  The DWI case will proceed through the court system as an independent legal action.

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."    

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