Mayor's aide arrested on DUI charges

Special events director in Atlanta mayor’s office resigns after DUI arrest

Stacii Jae Johnson, entertainment and special events director in the office of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, has resigned days after she was arrested for driving under the influence on I-85.

Johnson was arrested late Thursday night and charged with DUI, reckless driving, speeding and failure to maintain her lane after an Atlanta police officer saw her driving a white Porsche at 82 mph in a 55 mile zone near the I-75/I-85 split. She refused to submit to a field sobriety test, according to a police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Johnson, 41, has worked as a political fundraiser and managed a small staff of about six people in the special events office. That office is responsible for overseeing the permitting process for outdoor festivals and large events such as movie shoots.

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