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WIlliams bound for speedy DUI with children in car
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A drunk woman caught doing nearly 100 mph down Manchester Highway with small children in the car has been bound to the grand jury on multiple charges.
The woman, Bonnie Sue Williams, 46, waived her right to a preliminary hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke and was bound to the grand jury on charges of reckless endangerment, DUI, speeding, and violation of the child restraint law.
Her charges come after sheriff’s deputy Brad Myers clocked her doing 94 mph in a 45-mph zone. Myers said he blue-lighted the speeding driver.
“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 said he found four children in the car ages 3, 7, and two 13-year-olds. The younger pair 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.