A Greenville police officer was arrested and charged with DWI while off duty.
Police said they pulled over 27-year-old Kyle M. Gaines for traffic and equipment violations at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, at East Fifth Street near Elm Street.
During the traffic stop, a breathalyzer test revealed that Officer Gaines had a blood alcohol content of .11, police said. In North Carolina, having a BAC of .08 is considered being drunk.
Gaines was arrested and charged with one count of DWI.
Officer Gaines has been placed on leave pending the outcome of an Internal Affairs administrative investigation, police said.
In reference to the incident, Chief Hassan Aden issued the following statement:
"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."
Gaines has been a patrol officer with the Greenville Police Department for the past two years.