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July 13, 2013

WRDW-TV Anchor Arrested for DUI in Augusta

Christie Ethridge arrest

WRDW Anchor/Reporter Christie Ethridge was arrested overnight for DUI in Richmond County, according to jail records.

Ethridge, 23, was reportedly stopped around 2:30 a.m. during the last night for Operation Rolling Thunder, according to authorities. She was found to be impaired and was arrested.

Ethridge was booked into the Richmond County Jail and has been released on bond.

According to WRDW’s website, Christie graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in Digital and Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish. While at UGA, she reported, produced, edited and shot video for Grady Newsource, northeast Georgia’s only local newscast. She began working for WRDW in July 2012, according to her LinkedIn profile. She grew up in Peachtree City, Ga.

Operation Rolling Thunder was a 3-month, high-visibility campaign to help cops crack down on dangerous drivers throughout Richmond County. The Thunder taskforce is a specialized traffic enforcement unit designed to help Georgia cities and counties combat abnormally high occurrences of traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities on local, high-traffic corridors. They use checkpoints to catch impaired drivers.






 
 

 
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  • Duende Brooks

    I should have been the one to stop her,I would have told her to go straight home.

  • larry sheppard

    According to empoyers web story, she register less than the dui limit during a road check. So even if you drink responsibly, .075 at 2:30 am is pretty responsible, you still get a dui. my advice stay the heck out of richmond county. The county is run like garbage all the way around.

  • larry sheppard

    According to empoyers web story, she register less than the dui limit during a road check. So even if you drink responsibly, .075 at 2:30 am is pretty responsible, you still get a dui. my advice stay the heck out of richmond county. The county is run like garbage all the way around.

  • pep103

    She was stopped at a checkpoint not for driving recklessly.If she got a DUI for blowing less than the legal limit this is really more about revenue.She should be able to receive a much lesser charge with a good lawyer.