Police say 70-year-old Dave Landis was ticketed near 8th and J streets on May 10th.
The misdemeanor carries a sentence of up to six months in jail and a $500 fine.
Mayor Chris Buetler released a statement on Landis’s resignation, which says,in part, “Despite this recent lapse in judgment, I did not want to accept that resignation, as he has done admirable work for the City for 12 successful years and only five days remain in my administration. But at Dave’s insistence, I will reluctantly respect his choice and accept his resignation. I thank him profusely for his decades of service to the City of Lincoln and the State of Nebraska.”
Landis had worked for the city since 2007 and had previously spent 28 years as a state senator.