Tenn. Woman May Add New DUI to Her Other 16

Cops say she gave up trying to pass the field sobriety tests after car crash
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2015 9:43 AM CST
Tenn. Woman May Add New DUI to Her Other 16
Dorothy Kaye Hanson   (Shelbyville PD, via WSMV)

Thirteen is often thought to be the unluckiest number, but for Dorothy Kaye Hanson, 17 doesn't seem to bode especially well, either. The 59-year-old woman from Shelbyville, Tenn., was involved in a car crash last Friday, and cops say they found booze containers in a grocery bag in her vehicle, as well as a slurring, alcohol-reeking Hanson behind the wheel, WSMV reports. Hanson told police that she had consumed two drinks and that her license was suspended, but when they ran her name, a lot more popped up in the system. Specifically, that Hanson has racked up 16 prior DUI convictions over the past three decades, as well as 15 convictions for driving on a revoked license, per WSMV.

The Times-Gazette notes that she also has one conviction for driving after being deemed a habitual motor-vehicle offender. Hanson seemed to be a bit in denial at the scene of the wreck, which reportedly caused no serious injuries. "I asked her if she drinks on a regular basis and she said 'no,'" a cop said in his report. "I referenced her driving history and she stated, 'I know, I know, that is what everybody says, I know.'" She was taken to Bedford County Jail and released on $75,000 bond, per the Times-Gazette. (This woman's DUI led to her husband's DUI.)

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