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Asheboro Police Officer Resigns After Off-Duty DUI Charge

ASHEBORO N.C. – An Asheboro Police officer has resigned after being charged with driving while impaired while off-duty last month.

In the early morning hours of Friday, May 27th 2022, a patrol officer with the Asheboro Police Department conducted a traffic stop for suspicion of DWI on U.S. Highway 64 near Presnell St. The driver in that stop was identified by police as 25-year-old M’Leigha Tashona Brown, an off-duty officer with the Asheboro City Police Department.

M’Leigha Tashona Brown

Troopers with the NC State Highway Patrol, who were requested by officers on scene arrived at the traffic stop and transported Brown to the Randolph County Jail for a breath test. According to the Highway Patrol that test registered a blood alcohol level of 0.17, more than twice the legal limit.

The Highway Patrol charged Brown with driving while impaired and failure to maintain lane control.

According to Robbie Brown, Assistant Chief of Police for the Asheboro Police Department, Officer Brown, who had been with the department since November 15th 2019, resigned later in the day on May 27th 2022, the same day she was charged by the Highway Patrol.

Ms. Brown is set to appear in Randolph County District on June 20th 2022.