Davidson Co. school administrator charged with DWI, plans to retire


DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A high-ranking official with Davidson County Schools, who was charged in October with driving while impaired, has announced she plans to retire, according to The Lexington Dispatch.

According to the paper, Dr. Denise Hedrick, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the system, is awaiting a Jan. 6 court date in District Court in Forsyth County for driving while impaired and driving left of center.

The 55-year-old Hedrick was released under a written promise to appear in court.

According to the paper, court documents show Hedrick was stopped by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at 1:51 a.m. Oct. 5. A deputy alleges she was driving left of the center line multiple times. The deputy stated Hedrick was observed having an odor of alcohol and slurred speech and was unable to name where she last was.

Hedrick registered a .13 blood alcohol level after submitting to a Breathalyzer test, according to the paper.

Read more: The Lexington Dispatch


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