The Hopkinsville Police Officer arrested on DUI charges in Trigg County Saturday night has resigned.
Hopkinsville Police Chief Guy Howie announced in a news release that 38-year old Officer David Hyde resigned his position Thursday.
The arrest card from Kentucky State Police says Hyde, who resides in Cerulean, was stopped on the shoulder of U.S. 68 near the I-24 interchange just before 7:30.
Kentucky State Trooper Nathan Clinkenbeard writes that he pulled in behind Hyde’s vehicle to see if he needed any assistance. Hyde then reportedly exited his vehicle and walked toward the KSP cruiser.
The Trooper writes that Hyde said he had been on Facebook and that he left his pickup truck running with the radio playing loud. Hyde reportedly said he had a couple of beers before leaving home.
Hyde initially said he had no open containers of alcohol in his truck, but later admitted he did, according to Trooper Clinkenbeard, who says Hyde failed field sobriety tests.
The Trooper also writes that Hyde had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. He reportedly refused to submit to taking a breath test to determine his blood alcohol content level.
Officer Hyde was charged with DUI and having an open alcohol container in his vehicle. Due to his resignation, police say there will now be no internal investigation.