Superior woman jailed for driving drunkOperating while intoxicated for the fourth time in three years netted a Superior woman a 180-day jail sentence.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
Operating while intoxicated for the fourth time in three years netted a Superior woman a 180-day jail sentence.
Connie Charlotte Edgette, 54, pleaded no contest last week to one count felony operating while intoxicated-fourth offense in five years. She was sentenced to two years of probation and 180 days in jail. Edgette also was ordered to pay a $2,334 fine, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation, maintain absolute sobriety, submit to random urinalysis and provide a DNA sample. Her driver’s license was revoked for 33 months, and she was ordered to install an ignition interlock.
A longer jail sentence, 360 days, was imposed and stayed. The additional jail time would need to be served if Edgette fails to follow the conditions of her probation.
One count of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration-fourth offense in five years was dismissed.
According to the criminal complaint:
Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Hoyt responded to an early morning one-vehicle rollover Nov. 4 in the village of Oliver. The driver, Edgette, was found hiding in the woods near the wreck according to Gold Cross paramedics, who were examining her at the scene. She had slurred speech and a very strong odor of intoxicants was coming from her.
Edgette told Hoyt she was driving home on Highway 105 when she swerved to miss a deer and lost control of her SUV, which rolled several times. She said she had three beers that evening in Superior, but did not realize until after consuming them that they had a significantly higher alcohol content than normal beer.