NC woman gets 4 years for DWI convictions

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 1:46 PM

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A western North Carolina resident is facing four years in prison for a pair of driving while impaired convictions. 

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/RJ8kU6) 27-year-old Jesica Simonds pleaded guilty to the DWI charge Thursday and received a 2-year sentence. That will be served at the end of a 2-year sentence she's already serving stemming from a DWI conviction in Haywood County. 

Simonds was arrested in April in Buncombe County after a N.C. Highway Patrol trooper stopped her and found she was visibly impaired. A blood test showed she had prescription painkillers and marijuana in her blood.  

As Simonds awaited the results of her blood test, she crashed into a woman's car in Waynesville in July. The woman remains in rehabilitation after suffering multiple injuries.

 

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