Nassau County commissioner arrested
A Nassau County commissioner was arrested Friday night on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the sheriff's office.
District 3 commissioner Stacy Johnson bonded out of the Nassau County Jail shortly after her arrest.
Channel 4 had requested details of the arrest and will report them as soon as they are made available by the sheriff's office.
Johnson garnered attention in March when, according to investigators, she got into an argument with a woman at the bar at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island. Deputies said a woman punched Johnson in the face after the county official walked up to her and said “I just wanted you to know I deleted you off my Facebook account, you fat (expletive)."
Both Johnson and the woman were giving warnings for disorderly conduct. The commissioner was later accused of trying to cover up the details of the dispute.
After the incident, Johnson announced she would not be running for re-election. Johnson was elected in 2008 and her term is up in November.
Phone calls to Johnson's county-issued cell phone were not returned Saturday.
She did not answer the door at her Yulee home.
Johnson's constituents said they are disappointed in their elected representative.
"I think people in leadership positions definitely need to set an example," said Nassau County resident Melissa Hillier. "They also need to be held to higher standards. People are watching them and looking to them for an example. DUI and fighting are not O.K."
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