Woman Convicted In DWI Death Arrested For Second Time In 2 Months

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville woman convicted in a previous DWI death bonded out of jail Saturday (August 9th) morning. Fayetteville police had arrested her the night before on suspicion of driving while intoxicated for the second time in two months, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Jo Jackson, 53, was arrested Friday (August 8th) night on suspicion of DWI, driving on a suspended license, reckless driving, having no proof of insurance and violating implied consent. She later posted a $2,000 bond out of the Washington County Detention Center, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Jackson’s arraignment is set for Sept. 5.

The Fayetteville woman was also arrested June 8 on suspicion of DWI. The arresting officer in the case said she was not wearing pants or underwear during the field sobriety test. Jackson was booked into jail and released several hours later on $1,780 bond, according to the Sheriff’s Office. (See the video from that encounter above)

Police said Jackson was driving a white Toyota Sequoia in Fayetteville on Friday night when she struck several poles in a parking lot and drove east on Joyce Boulevard. Responding officers located Jackson’s vehicle, but she turned toward westbound traffic the wrong way down the street, Fayetteville police said.

Westbound traffic had to swerve to avoid Jackson’s vehicle. She pulled into a parking lot, where he was stopped by police, according to a preliminary arrest report.

The reporting officer said he smelled wine in Jackson’s vicinity, and she was unaware of where she had just come from. The suspect was unable to understand, and her eyes were bloodshot and glassy, police said.

Police said Jackson admitted to drinking half a bottle of wine and taking Hydrocodone and Adavan prescription medications. Open wine containers were also found in the vehicle, the preliminary report states.

Jackson failed a field sobriety test and was arrested and transported to jail, police said.

Jackson’s license was suspended after she was convicted in the September 2011 death of veteran Fayetteville road worker Jackie Luper, 51, on Joyce Boulevard. She told officers she had taken prescription medications prior to the incident. Her 12-year-old daughter was in the car at the time, officials said.

Following her negligent homicide conviction in June 2012, Jackson received a sentence of time served and was sentenced to no further jail or prison time, according to court records. She was also sentenced to 12 months of probation, which she fulfilled in June 2013, records show.

The city renamed the section of Joyce Boulevard from College Avenue to Crossover Road the honorary Jack Luper Boulevard.

Click here to read more about Jackson’s pantsless arrest in June.


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