STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA/AP) -- Mississippi State University Police Chief Georgia Lindley resigned after Starkville police arrested and charged her yesterday for driving under the influence.
Lindley was placed on suspension by the university Thursday night.
In a statement released Friday, MSU officials say Lindley's resignation officially takes affect on December 31.
They say she will begin her retirement on that date.
School officials say they support her decision as its in the best interest of the university.
Lindley began work with the MSU police department in 1979 and began the police chief in 2005.
Authorities have also been looking into allegations that Georgia Lindley left the scene of an accident in Starkville in November.
Her husband, Starkville Police Chief David Lindley announced he would retire December 31 after being placed on administrative leave.