Tyler Alexander Lemley

The family of a 28-year-old Catoosa County woman is in mourning after she was fatally hit by a drunk driver on Sam Lewis Road on Thursday evening, June 30.

According to the Georgia State Patrol Post 5 in Dalton, Kimberly Teague Dotson died after she was struck while out enjoying a walk with her sister.

Tyler Alexander Lemley, 20, of Maple Ranch Road in Chattanooga, Tenn., was arrested and charged with DUI, first-degree homicide by vehicle, no proof of insurance, driving on the wrong side of the road, headlights required, and two counts of drugs not in original container.

Lemley remained in jail as of Tuesday morning, July 5, with bond set at $9,000.

Police say Lemley was traveling to visit his girlfriend when he struck Dotson.

The case is still under investigation by GSP.

Dotson’s obituary

Kimberly Diane Teague Dotson, 28, of Ringgold, Ga., went home to be with her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Kimberly loved her church and church family at Morris Hill Baptist Church. She loved her country and anything patriotic. Kimberly had such a kind, sweet spirit that she shared with others. She loved animal and was always trying to care and find good homes for them.

Kimberly was preceded in death by her grandparents, Sam Lewis, Joan Caldwell and Bob Teague; great grandparents, J.C. and Alice Ware and god parent Tommy Smith.

She is survived by her husband of five years, Ryan Dotson; loving parents, Mike and Joyce Lewis Teague; adoring sister, Rachel Alice Teague; grandparents, Reba and Steve Dotson, nana Marie Smith; and her dogs, Cash, Dixie, Miss Kay and Scout, whom she called her “children.”

The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Morris Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Mason and Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, and at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until the service time on Wednesday, July 6, at Morris Hill Baptist Church. Kimberly would be pleased for any contributions made to a “no kill” animal shelter. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home-Wallis Stewart Chapel, Ringgold.

Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009. He can be reached at The Catoosa County News office at 706-935-2621 and by email at acook@npco.com.

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