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Fayette Schools employee is charged with DUI

A Fayette County Public Schools employee was arrested and charged with DUI after a crash Friday morning, Lexington police said.

Erica Denise Jackson, 35, was driving a pickup that crashed on Georgetown Street at 12:30 a.m. Friday, authorities said. According to police reports, the pickup hit a utility pole, causing the pole to snap. Jackson and two children who were riding in the pickup escaped serious injury.

Jackson was being held in the Fayette Detention Center on Friday.

Fayette Schools spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall said Jackson works as a teaching assistant at the Martin Luther King Jr. Academy for Excellence and also is an assistant girls' basketball coach at Henry Clay High School. The school system will conduct its own investigation into the incident, Deffendall said.

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