NC police chief resigns nearly a year after being charged with DWI in Knightdale
BAILEY, N.C. (WNCN) — The police chief of a small Nash County town resigned Tuesday, months after being charged with driving while intoxicated in Knightdale.
John Arthur Ennis, police chief for the Town of Bailey Police Department, sent in a letter of resignation on April 14. The letter was sent to CBS North Carolina Wednesday morning from a Bailey official.
Ennis cited “personal reasons” for his resignation.
Ennis’ full letter said:
It has come with a heavy heart and personal reasons that I am resigning my position with the Town of Bailey as Police Chief. I thank you all for the opportunity that you have given me. I wish all of you the best in the future to come.”
The police chief was arrested in Knightdale on Monday, May 16, 2016 and charged with DWI. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said that around 7:20 p.m. on that Monday, they found Ennis at a car