DUI charge against Nassau County commissioner dropped

Stacy Johnson said she was texting, not drunk

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NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. - A DUI charge has been dropped against former Nassau County Commissioner Stacy Johnson.

Johnson was arrested last JuneĀ on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Authorities were called to her home after a driver reported seeing her swerving all over the road. Johnson admitted to swerving off the road, according to her attorney, but not because she was drunk. Rather, because she was texting.

Video showed Johnson's confrontation with deputies. They talked in her front yard for several minutes, then after refusing to complete a field sobriety test, Johnson was placed in handcuffs and taken to the back of a patrol car. The camera in that car recorded Johnson's voice shouting at the deputies.

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"I'll take a field sobriety test. I'll walk. I'll take my heels off," Johnson said. "I'm tired. I've (expletive) worked all day. I'll take my heels off. I'm not afraid. I hate this job. I hate this county."

After the confrontation and a separate disturbance at the incident that resulted in a warning for disorderly conduct at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Johnson announced she would not be running for re-election.

Johnson was elected in 2008 and her term ended last November.

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