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Monroe officer charged with DWI resigns

Officer Nash (Source: City of Monroe) Officer Nash (Source: City of Monroe)
MONROE, NC (WBTV) -

A Monroe Police officer accused of driving while impaired last week has resigned, officials said Wednesday.

"Darren Nash resigned Monday and it was made effective immediately upon submission and acceptance," communications and tourism officer Peter Hovanec said.

Around 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Monroe Police went to a medical call on Roosevelt Boulevard for someone in their vehicle. Officer Darren Nash, 34, was found impaired behind the wheel, police say.

Officials took Nash to the Union County Jail for an Intoxilyzer test. Police say Nash refused the test and was charged with DWI.

Monroe police officer charged with DWI

Nash was released and is scheduled to appear in court May 11.

“As police officers, we are all human, but we are held to higher standards than those we serve. This is an unfortunate incident that is not a direct reflection of our department and the level of service we provide,” Monroe Police Chief Bryan Gillard.

Before resigning, Nash was placed on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The investigation is canceled since Nash is no longer employed with the city of Monroe, where he was an officer since November 2008.

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