Published: Jan 15, 2014 11:46 AM EST
Updated: Jan 15, 2014 12:52 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Charles Lawson, the state investigator charged with DUI and suspected in the hit and run death of a man on Christmas morning, has resigned from his job with the State Attorney's Office.

A spokesperson for the State Attorney's Office said Lawson submitted his resignation yesterday.

His suspension with pay had recently been changed to suspension without pay, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Lawson's case will be prosecuted in Palm Beach County to avoid a conflict of interest.