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.

19 comments

  • my knees are not bruised from prayer

    SERIOUSLY A MURDERER IS FREE TO USE THE WEAPONS OF HER CHOICE, MOTOR VEHICLES.HELLO TAKE AWAY THE KEYS AND LOCK UP THE LAWNMOWER IN THE GARAGE AND HER IN STATE PROVIDED , HOUSING AND I DONT MEAN HUD…

    • TurnHerOverdrive

      That’s exactly right! Time served for negligent homicide…I think it should be Death Penalty for Parking Violation nowadays! Lets go back to the days of the old west. I promise you people would think twice..

      • The Jaybird

        Three strikes, you’re out, lady! Whoever is her judge needs to sentence her to prison time… HARD prison time. Not jail, but I’m talking the big house. This waste of skin obviously has no respect or regard for the law or anyone but herself. I realize that alcoholism is a disease, but when it begins affecting the lives of the public and when she shows no sign of wanting to help herself, then a judge needs to take action and send her butt to prison.

  • bobby

    She has gotten two DWIs after killing Jack Luper while driving under the influence.She needs serious jail time and a ankle monitor after she gets out for the rest of her life.WE NEED JUSTICE FOR JACK LUPER’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

  • bobby

    She only spent four hours in Washington county jail.The public’s safety will have to take a back seat again.

  • bobreal

    SAD!!! She has MENTAL ISSUES….
    Hope she can get some HELP…
    She is a NICE LOOKING LADY…
    So it SHOLDN’T Be Hard For Her To Find Someone To Listen To Her…

  • Velda

    If you kill an innocent man and just get a slap on the hand, then why not just keep drinking and driving. A drunk kid killed 4 people and got out of it because he was so rich and privileged that they argued that he didn’t understand consequences. His name is Ethan Couch, so Mrs. Jackson only killed one, so maybe she should not really care.

  • Leten Uno

    She was effectively a law abiding citizen until the accident. She was sentenced to 6 months incarceration. She served 90 days. I can tell you, I KNOW, she did wake up that day thinking, contemplation or prepared to kill someone. Another vehicle followed her right into the construction zone as well. We grieve for the family of the deceased.
    I KNOW this accident shattered her life. These problems after are related to the guilt she has. It’s impossible to erase and she knows her life will never be the same. It’s devastated the deceased family, hers and her.
    Stop throwing stones, she’s a lady that suffered a horrible event, feels great remorse and needs help. The judge will put the measures in place. Her family and any friends can help. Alcohol and prescription meds are a poison to this society.

  • cesar

    JUST BECAUSE SHE’S WHITE SHE’S GETTING AWAY WITH IT, IF SHE WAS AFRICAN AMERICAN OR HISPANIC SHE WOULD PROBABLY GET DEATH SEN!!!!!!!

  • cesar

    fyi i was born in the us, so as my parents!!!! Dont matter what i am, need to keep this lady off the streets!

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