Child in Car

Woman arrested on I-85 for drunk driving

by Wes Mayer

A woman was arrested in Grantville Sunday for speeding down Interstate 85 under the influence of alcohol with a child in the car.

Grantville Police Department received a call Sunday about a vehicle driving recklessly on I-85, said Grantville Police Chief Doug Jordan. A Grantville police officer found the vehicle, which was traveling more than 100 mph and weaving along the roadside, and was able to pull it over.

When the officer approached the driver, Yashica Kenyette Johnson, 34, he found an 11-year-old child in the car, Jordan said. Johnson agreed to take a roadside breathalyzer test, and she blew a 0.142. Johnson was placed in handcuffs, and less than an ounce of marijuana was found in her pockets when she was searched, Jordan said.

Johnson was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, endangering a child, possession of marijuana, speeding and a turn signal violation. Johnson was then transported to the Coweta County Jail where she refused to take the state administered breathalyzer test, Jordan said.



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