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CMPD officer arrested for driving while impaired

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer has been arrested for driving while impaired.

Officer Derric Entwistle was stopped in Jacksonville, North Carolina by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Entwistle was off duty at the time.

He is on administrative assignment while CMPD Internal Affairs investigates.

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

Sarah Delia is a Senior Producer for Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. Sarah joined the WFAE news team in 2014. An Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist, Sarah has lived and told stories from Maine, New York, Indiana, Alabama, Virginia and North Carolina. Sarah received her B.A. in English and Art history from James Madison University, where she began her broadcast career at college radio station WXJM. Sarah has interned and worked at NPR in Washington DC, interned and freelanced for WNYC, and attended the Salt Institute for Radio Documentary Studies.