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WRDW-TV Anchor Arrested for DUI in Augusta


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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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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