Hendersonville officer accused of driving while impaired resigns


HENDERSONVILLE, NC (WSPA) – A Hendersonville Police Department officer, who was placed on leave after he was charged with driving while impaired and was involved in a hit-and-run, resigned Friday.

According to a news release from the City of Hendersonville, they received a letter of resignation from Officer Andy Massey and said he is no longer an employee of the police department effective Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

We reported earlier that Massey was arrested by North Carolina Highway Patrol on Dec. 29 around 3 a.m.

City officials said police dispatch received a call about an abandoned vehicle that appeared to be crashed, and when officers responded to the scene and checked the vehicle tag to see who it belonged to they found that Massey owned the vehicle.

Officers called North Carolina Highway Patrol to investigate the crash.

Massey was charged with driving while impaired and hit-and-run with property damage.

He was employed with the police department since February of 2012.

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