Update at 11:42 a.m.: the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety Spokesperson George Gordon has released the following statement:
“The arresting officer is a state recognized DRE (Drug Recognition Expert). The arrest was based upon the traffic offenses, driving behaviors as well as manifestations of impairment exhibited by the driver. It is the arresting officer's belief based upon his expert training and experience that the accused was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of substance which caused significant impairment. This is why a blood test was required.”
A disoriented Alpharetta preschool teacher was charged with DUI after she allegedly struck a vehicle on Ga. 400, and left the scene of the accident, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story.
The AJC story said Sandy Springs resident Sierra Lindgren, 35, registered zero on a hand held breath test, last Saturday night, and told Alpharetta Police that had not been drinking, and was not on medication.
However, she allegedly hit a median wall, struck another vehicle and ignored Alpharetta Police lights following her for more than a mile, until she reached Exit 13.
A small child was in the back seat of her vehicle, the story said. Police are awaiting blood test results, but in addition to DUI Lindgren, who teaches at the Goddard School in Alpharetta, faces child endangerment, and fleeing and attempting to elude police, among other charges.