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Woman released but without license
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
May 09, 2013 | 1628 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A motion to revoke the bond of a woman facing her second DUI charge in less than a year could have ended with the loss of her freedom but she came away from court giving up only her driver’s license.

Karen Boatwright was in Jones County Superior Court May 2 because of DUI charges she received Jan. 8 and Nov. 25, 2012. She was arraigned in Gray Municipal Court in February for the first charge and afterward decided she wanted it kicked up to Superior Court for a jury trial, which is her right under the law.

Assistant District Attorney Gregory Bushway told the court that Boatwright gave a breath sample in the case and the result was a .106 on the intoxilizer. The defendant was allowed to make bond of $1,734 and was released.

Bushway said Nov. 25, 2012, at approximately 2 a.m., Boatwright was stopped by Jones County Sheriff’s Department Deputy John Humphries. He said Humphries observed the defendant traveling 73 mph in a 55 mph zone.

“When she was stopped, she told the officer she was going to check on her mother because her blood sugar had dropped,” he said.

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