Drunken driver gets 3-year term

August 07, 2002|By SHERIDAN LYONS | SHERIDAN LYONS,SUN STAFF

A 43-year-old Carroll County woman was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison for her 10th drunken-driving offense.

Besides receiving the maximum term for her May conviction for driving under the influence, Brenda Lee Sawyer was given two consecutive one-year sentences for driving with a revoked license and leaving the scene of an injury accident. Those sentences were suspended.

Sawyer was sentenced for crashing her vehicle into the rear of a state police car and fleeing into a wooded area in November - less than three weeks after she had been released from jail on probation from a previous drunken-driving offense. She has a history of drunken-driving convictions dating back more than two decades.

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