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Gwinnett police officer arrested in Hall for DUI
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Lyndsey Kim Perry

A Gwinnett County police officer was arrested in Hall County over the weekend on a DUI charge, officials said today.

According to a Georgia State Patrol report, Lyndsey Kim Perry, 35, was pulled over for speeding on Ga. 13 north of Ga. 347 about 2:20 a.m. Saturday night.

When a trooper approached Perry's Jeep Wrangler, he smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver, according to the report.

When asked if she had been drinking, Perry reportedly admitted to drinking "three or four beers" at a Gainesville restaurant.

Perry, who had a female passenger in the car, refused to undergo a field sobriety test or submit to a Breathalyzyer, according to the report.

She was arrested and her car was released to a friend.

Gwinnett Police spokesman Brian Kelly said Perry, a 10-year veteran of the department, has been removed from active duty and given administrative responsibilities until an internal affairs investigation and the criminal case is resolved.

Perry was cleared last year after shooting two women to death while responding to a suicide call at a home in Duluth.

Barbara Baker, 71, and Penny Schwartz, 51, were shot and killed in July 2009 by Perry after Schwartz pointed a handgun at the officer, Kelly said.

Kelly said Baker moved in front of her gun-wielding daughter and into the path of the gunfire when Perry opened fire.

The officer-involved shooting was upheld as justified and Perry was returned to active duty.

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