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Hendersonville alderwoman charged with second DUI

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Hendersonville Alderwoman Angie Hedberg has been charged with DUI and Implied Consent in Metro Nashville/Davidson County.

The Ward 3 alderwoman was arrested and charged July 18, according to that county's criminal court website.

Records show she was arrested just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday and was released a little more than three hours later on a $3,000 bond.

According to a police affidavit of the arrest, a witness saw Hedberg driving erratically in her Hendersonville neighborhood and followed her into Davidson County. The witness called police and said Hedberg's vehicle was weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed.

Hedberg's vehicle turned into the Watkins School of Design and was stopped by three officers, the affidavit states. Hedberg, who was alone in the car, was pouring out a beverage that smelled of alcohol.

There was an opened box of strawberry-rita malt beverage in the front seat and four empty cans inside, the affidavit states. Hedberg showed "numerous clues of impairment" when asked to perform standard field sobriety tasks.

When asked how much she had to drink she replied "three or four of those strawberry things," according to police. Hedberg refused a blood test and told police she had taken an antidepressant as well.

She is scheduled to appear in Davidson County General Sessions Court at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 10.

Hedberg, 54, was arrested May 16 in Pleasant View, Tenn., and charged with DUI, Implied Consent and leaving the scene of an accident, according to a Cheatham County Sheriff's Office incident report. She is scheduled to appear in Cheatham County General Sessions Court on Aug. 2.

Less than a month after the Cheatham County incident, Hendersonville police were called to a home on Center Point Court on June 6. The homeowner told police that his mailbox had been hit and that his neighbor saw Hedberg hit it. When confronted by police, Hedberg first said she hadn't been in the area, then admitted to going to fellow Alderwoman Arlene Cunningham's house across the street. Hedberg said she didn't know she hit the mailbox and later paid the homeowner for the damages.

She was not charged in that incident.

Hedberg was elected to the city's Board of Mayor and Aldermen in November.

When contacted by a reporter on Wednesday, Hedberg said she would issue a statement later in the day - after this newspaper's print deadline. For an updated story go to www.hendersonvillestandard.com.

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