Campus wreck jails UGA employee

 

A University of Georgia employee was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he wrecked a university-owned vehicle while driving on campus, UGA police said.

Brody Strickland, a UGA Central Receiving employee, was under the influence of both alcohol and drugs, according to police.

Officers responded to a report of a UGA vehicle being driven recklessly on East Green Street at about 2 p.m., police said.

When officers found the vehicle near the Davison Life Sciences Building, it had been disabled from having struck curbing multiple times, according to police.

Officers subsequently determined that Strickland was driving under the influence of pain medication and had been drinking, police said.

The medication had not been prescribed to him, police said.

Strickland, of Danielsville, was charged with DUI, hit and run, possession of a controlled substance, possession of prescription drugs outside of the original container, possession of an open container in a motor vehicle and other moving violations, police said.

He appeared before an Athens-Clarke County Magistrate Court judge Thursday morning at which time a total good security bond of $4,500 was set, as well as a total personal recognizance bond of $4,000.

Strickland remained at the Clarke County Jail as of Thursday afternoon.

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