CMPD officer arrested, charged with DWI

Published: Jan. 9, 2016 at 4:07 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2016 at 4:07 PM EST
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Shaheen Fadel (Souce: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)
Shaheen Fadel (Souce: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was arrested Saturday and charge with driving while impaired.

Police say Shaheen Fadel was off-duty and driving his personal vehicle when he was arrested.

Fadel was hired by CMPD in February 2015 and was assigned to the Metro Division.

"Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are expected to conduct themselves to the highest professional standards and will be held accountable when they fail to do so," Chief Kerr Putney said. "At no time will this department tolerate behavior that violates the law or our community's trust."

Fadel has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome a criminal and internal investigation.

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