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Officer charged with DWI resigns

A Hendersonville police officer charged with driving while impaired and hit and run on Saturday has resigned, the city said in a news release.

Andre C. "Andy" Massey, 27, was charged after Hendersonville police received a call around 3 a.m. Saturday that he 2016 Dodge sedan had run off N.C. 191 near Browning Avenue and into a ditch and fled the scene, according to city police and court records. After determining that the car belonged to a city police officer, police called the State Highway Patrol to investigate.

Trooper David Williams went to Massey's home and reported a strong odor of alcohol and said the officer had red glassy eyes and failed a field sobriety test. A breathalyzer test reported a blood alcohol level of .18, according to a report filed by SHP Sgt. Brent Hipp.

Massey, the son of longtime city police officer Andre Massey, was placed on administrative leave with pay immediately that day pending an internal investigation by the Hendersonville Police Department, the city said in a news release. Andy Massey has served with the police department since February 2012. The city received his resignation letter and announced that he was no longer an employee, effective Friday.