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Drunk driver does 94 mph with kids
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A lead-footed drunk driver who was caught doing 100 mph down Manchester Highway with four children in her car will serve 62 days in jail.
The repeat drunk driver, Bonnie Sue Williams, 46, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of reckless endangerment with a vehicle and DUI with a child under 18. She was ordered to serve 62 days of a two-year sentence, pay $1,100 plus costs, perform 32 hours public service work, undergo a drug and alcohol assessment, and lose her driver license.
Her jail time comes after sheriff’s deputy Brad Myers clocked her doing 94 mph in a 45-mph zone. Myers said he blue-lighted the speeding driver but she was slow in getting the message.
“She traveled a mile and a half before she pulled over,” Myers said in his warrant, noting he immediately smelled a strong odor of intoxicant as he walked up to her window.
“She almost fell into the roadway when she exited her vehicle,” Myers said, noting she was unsteady on her feet, had slurred speech and couldn’t perform a field sobriety test. “She stated she had been drinking earlier in the evening.”
The deputy found four children in the car ages 3, 7, and two 13-year-olds. The younger two were not properly restrained.
Williams, who hails from Manchester, made things worse when she became combative both with the deputy and with medical personnel who were trying to draw her blood for an alcohol reading. The deputy noted Williams has three prior drunk driving arrests.