BRYAN, Texas — A former Bryan police officer was arrested after the department said she was drunk driving while working a funeral procession.
Kristen Nichole Johnson. 36, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for Driving While Intoxicated.
According to police, Johnson was working a funeral escort with other officers on Sept. 2.
During the funeral escort, the other officers noticed multiple things about Johnson’s behavior that concerned them, the department said in a news release.
After the escort, two sergeants spoke with Johnson “where they observed multiple behaviors indicative of intoxication.”
They conducted a field sobriety test and took a blood sample.
The department also launched an internal affairs investigation. Police said Johnson resigned "shortly after."
The results of the blood test – which came back on Sept. 16 -- confirmed “Johnson was under the influence of alcohol.”
Johnson was arrested Wednesday and released on a $3,000 bond.
She had been with the department for 14 years.
Johnson was a patrol officer at the time of the resignation.