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UPDATE: Driver who hit patrol car on Ga. 400 was 3 times legal limit, Alpharetta police say

An alleged DUI driver slammed into an Alpharetta police patrol car on Ga. 400 early New Year’s Day, narrowly missing several officers assisting with an earlier crash.

The cruiser was stopped near Holcomb Bridge Road about 2:30 p.m. when it was hit, police said on Facebook. 

“Our officers were stopped in the roadway with their emergency lights activated and were assisting other motorists involved in a crash while waiting for Roswell Police to arrive,” police said. “Thankfully our officers were out of their cars and were not injured.”

After an investigation, Roswell police took the driver into custody on DUI and other traffic-related charges, according to Alpharetta police. She was later identified by police as Megan Johnston.

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Megan Johnston (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Alpharetta police Sgt. Howard Miller told Channel 2 Action News Johnston never hit the brakes. She was not injured in the crash other than a minor scrape.

“The chemical test revealed that the driver was almost three times the legal limit,” Miller said. 

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