Channel 2 TV reported Senior Police Officer Gail Thomas, 46 and 15 year veteran, was killed Tuesday night by an alleged drunk driver while assisting another officer working a wreck near the Downtown Connector.
A Zone 5 officer arrived at 11 p.m. to handle a single car accident on the ramp to I-85 north from I-75 south. The officer called for additional units to assist with traffic control while the investigation was conducted.
Officer Thomas was the second officer to arrive. Shortly after exiting her vehicle, she was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
Officer Thomas had just started her watch when she was killed.
Police have charged the driver, Ms. Chasity Jones, of Stone Mountain, with first-degree vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and reckless driving.
The 22-year-old blew a .16 on the scene and refused consent for a state administered blood alcohol reading.
It’s sad, Peeps. We have lose another hero to drunk driving.