A Keene police officer will lose his driver’s license for nine months after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving while intoxicated.

Peter R. Bowers, 40, of Swanzey was arrested May 15 by N.H. State Police on Route 10 in Swanzey at 11:13 p.m. and charged with DWI, according to court documents.

Appearing in 8th Circuit Court District Division in Keene, Bowers pleaded guilty to a first-offense DWI, according to the documents.

As a result, his license will be revoked for nine months and he must also pay a fine of $500, according to court documents.

The effect on Bowers’ job as a police officer is unclear. Keene Police Chief Kenneth J. Meola and City Manager John A. MacLean both declined comment today, saying the issue is a personnel matter.

Bowers must also complete a 20-hour impaired driver education program and attend a substance screening at an impaired driver care management program within the next two weeks, according to the documents.

Bowers said in court documents that he has been employed by the city of Keene for the past seven years.

He did not respond to requests for comment via phone or email.

Melissa Proulx can be reached at 352-1234, extension 1409, or mproulx@keenesentinel.com. Follow her on Twitter @MProulxKS.