Charlotte officer arrested for DWI

An officer with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department was arrested for driving while impaired, officials say.

CMPD probationary Police Officer Nicholas Ivy-Brooks was was pulled over after failing to stop at a red light early Saturday morning by the Pineville Police Department.

Ivy-Brooks was charged with driving while impaired. A separate internal investigation will be conducted by CMPD, standard procedure when an officer is accused of a crime.

Ivy-Brooks was hired last October and was assigned to the Central Division.