Cops: DUI driver hits Roswell DOT worker; street sweeper helps chase her down

A woman accused of driving drunk and hitting a Roswell Department of Transportation worker before driving away was arrested after another employee chased after her in his street sweeper truck, authorities said.

Kayana Herring, 21, of Woodstock, was arrested Dec. 7 after allegedly hitting Luis Guardado while he was blowing leaves on Canton Street in downtown Roswell, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Guardado suffered a broken leg, Channel 2 reported.

“Any time you’re working in the street, it’s a dangerous job,” Roswell police spokeswoman Lisa Holland told the news station.


Holland said another DOT employee nearby got into his street sweeper truck and followed the car all the way to Milton, where police eventually stopped Herring’s vehicle.

“She stated she didn’t even realize she’d hit a driver,” Holland told Channel 2. “(She) did a field sobriety test, and all the manifestations of being DUI applied, and she was arrested.”

Herring remains in the Fulton County Jail on a $42,000 bond. She faces charges of DUI, hit-and-run and serious injury by vehicle, jail records show. 

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