CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A CMPD officer was arrested for Driving While Impaired in Jacksonville, N.C., according to authorities.

Officer Derric Entwistle was arrested after Onslow County Sheriff’s Office deputies initiated a traffic stop while the officer was off duty.

CMPD says Entwistle is being placed on administrative assignment pending an investigation into this incident.

Message from Chief of Police Johnny Jennings:

“It is always disheartening when I learn that one of our officers has violated the very laws that we are sworn to uphold. However, professional accountability is a priority for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, and our officers are expected to maintain this standard at all times.”



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