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Incident report: Food bank director charged with DUI had alcohol level above .08
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Angela Kay Blackstock

The executive director of the Georgia Mountain Food Bank faces DUI charges following a traffic stop Sept. 29 on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

A Georgia State Patrol trooper was driving behind Blackstock’s car around 10:32 p.m. Sept. 29 on Jesse Jewell Parkway at the Downey Boulevard intersection when he said he saw the car stray into the right lane and continue traveling along the dashed line. He also noticed the car had a September 2019 decal on the license plate, according to the Georgia State Patrol report. He later determined the tag was expired.

When he stopped the car at Barn Street, he smelled alcohol, according to the report.

“The driver advised she was leaving a social gathering at Brenau University and was headed home. I asked the driver had she consumed any alcohol that evening which she admitted to drinking a glass of wine with dinner approximately an hour prior,” according to the report.

The trooper administered the AlcoSensor twice, returning breath alcohol content results of 0.086 and 0.084. Blackstock refused the blood test at the jail.

"Kay is a good person that has done great things for this community,” Blackstock’s attorney Graham McKinnon wrote in a statement. “Like any other person, she should be afforded a presumption of innocence until she is proven guilty. For now, all I can say is we take issue with these news reports and I will do all I can to help Kay clear her good name.”

Blackstock faces a charge of DUI less safe along with operating a vehicle with expired tags and failure to maintain lane.

Hall County Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard, who makes the decision about whether to move forward with the case, said her office has not yet received the report or any of the case file.


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