A Roswell police officer was arrested early Friday morning after police said she drove her personal automobile into a parked vehicle and then refused to comply with either a breathalyzer or blood test for alcohol.
Officer Stephanie Coon, who was off duty at the time of the collision, was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence, careless driving, no insurance and for having an open container in her vehicle. The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Friday on Del Norte Street.
Damages to the parked vehicle were estimated in excess of $500.
Officer Erica O’Bryon, RPD spokeswoman, said by state law refusal to take a sobriety test results is an automatic suspension of license for a period of 12 months, regardless of whether the person is found guilty or not guilty.
“I tell people when we hire them that police live in a glass bubble. An officer breaking the law is not something we like to see, but when we see it, you will be arrested,” said O’Bryon.
Coon has been employed by the RPD as an officer since 2006. She has been placed on paid administrative leave.