MSU Police Chief Arrested, Resigns from Post
Written by: Michelle Lowe
STARKVILLE, Miss. – (WCBI) Mississippi State University Police Chief Georgia Lindley resigns from her post.
Her decision to comes less than 24 hours after the university put her on administrative leave, citing pending charges in the city of Starkville.
Those charges have been processed, and Lindley now faces one count of Driving Under the Influence.
According to the arrest report released by the Starkville Police Department, a call came in around 5 pm Thursday about an erratic driver near Brewski’s, which is located on the corner of Louisville St. and Hwy. 12.
An officer responded, and spotted the Jeep Grand Cherokee that was allegedly swerving on Louisville St.
After stopping the vehicle, the office found Lindley behind the wheel and clear evidence intoxication.
Lindley was taken into custody, and failed a breathalyzer, registering a .13
The legal alcohol limit in the state of Mississippi is .08.
Once she was booked, she posted bond.
Mississippi State University released an additional statement Friday afternoon.
“Chief Lindley served the MSU Police Department since 1979 and led the department since 2005. We support her decision as one made in the best interests of the university.”
Interim Chief Kenneth Spencer will lead the MSU police force until Lindley’s retirement begins on December 31, 2013.
Lindley’s court date is set for January 13, 2014.