WRDW reporter arrested at DUI checkpoint

A WRDW-TV reporter has been suspended after her arrest at a Richmond County DUI checkpoint, the channel said Saturday.

Christie Ethridge registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.075 in a field sobriety test, according to WRDW’s Web site. Georgia’s legal limit is 0.08.

The Augusta-Richmond County Jail’s booking desk couldn’t say when or why Ethridge was booked because she had already been released on bond earlier Saturday.

The University of Georgia graduate has been with WRDW since July 2012, according to her LinkedIn profile.


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