HENDERSONVILLE -- A state trooper and Marine Reservist who was a prominent figure in charitable programs resigned from the N.C. Highway Patrol after being arrested on DWI charges earlier this week.
James Holbert, 36, resigned after his arrest about 8 a.m. Monday in Hendersonville, according to Sgt. Jeff Gordon, a spokesman for the Highway Patrol. Gordon said Holbert was on duty at the time.
According to published reports, Holbert was charged after meeting with another Highway Patrol officer at a parking lot. Holbert took a Breathalyzer test, and based on those results, he was charged with DWI.
Gordon said Holberts blood alcohol level was 0.08, which is the legal limit for DWI charges. Holbert, who was assigned to the Hendersonville office, had been with the Highway Patrol since 2007.
He also was a Marine Reservist who had served a tour in Iraq. And for several years, he had headed the Marines Toys for Tots program during the Christmas season in the Asheville area.
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