Jo Jackson Released From Jail After Serving DWI Sentence

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville woman convicted last year in separate DWI incidents was released on Wednesday (May 20) from the Washington County Detention Center, records show.

Jo Jackson, 54, was sentenced in Fayetteville District Court to nine months in jail in September 2014. She pleaded guilty to two DWI charges from last summer, said Casey Jones, Fayetteville city prosecutor.

Jackson was fined $600 for one of the convictions and $1,000 for the other. She was also assessed court costs, including a $320 fee, officials said.

The prosecutor said Jackson’s punishment was harsher than usual because of three recent arrests in a short period of time and an earlier negligent homicide conviction.

After she was convicted in the September 2011 death of veteran Fayetteville road worker Jackie Luper on Joyce Boulevard, Jackson’s license was suspended. 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.

Another person who made news last year on a DWI arrest also has been released from custody.

Keith Foley, sentenced in October after pleading guilty to a felony fourth DWI, has been paroled, according to an email notification to 5NEWS.

Foley was sentenced to six years in state prison, with five years suspended, and was paroled fewer than seven months after being sentenced, records show.

 

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