Clayton Town Council held a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to “consider an employee disciplinary matter/personnel matter."

Clayton Police Chief Brian Hill has been placed on administrative leave with pay by Clayton Town Council after Hill was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Council held a special meeting Tuesday afternoon with an executive session, closed to the public, to “consider an employee disciplinary matter/personnel matter," according to the agenda.

After the executive session with the town attorney, Council reconvened in a public session and voted unanimously to place Hill on administrative leave with pay while awaiting the outcome of Hill's court case.

"We on council are balancing the concerns of the town and community at large with the concerns for Mr. Hill's rights to due process," said Clayton Mayor Dave Letterman.

Clayton Police Lt. Carl Hutson will be in charge of the police department on an interim basis.

Hill's charges

Delaware State Police said Brian C. Hill, 47, of Dover, was stopped while driving Saturday, Aug. 12 on Sunnyside Road outside of Smyrna just after 10 p.m.

He was issued a traffic citation for failure to remain in a single lane, said Sgt. Richard Bratz.

A DUI investigation ensued and Hill was transported by troopers to Troop 9 in Odessa where Hill was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, Bratz said.