Woman Gets Life Sentence After 6th DUI
Jury convicts Texas' Rose Ann Davidson
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2013 5:01 PM CDT
Rose Ann Davidson.   (Police mugshot)

(Newser) – The first five times Rose Ann Davidson got busted for drunken driving, she managed to avoid lengthy prison sentences. Not so on No. 6: The Austin American-Statesman reports that a jury gave the 44-year-old San Marcos woman a life sentence yesterday. Davidson's first conviction came in 1996, and the one that landed her the life sentence occurred last summer. A police officer stopped her for erratic driving on Interstate 35, and the open container of beer in the car didn't help her case. (It makes this 13-year sentence seem like a slap on the wrist.)

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Oct 3, 2013 10:37 PM CDT
Alcoholism is a chronic and often progressive disease that includes problems.....in mental capacity and decision making ability. The punishment does not fit the crime - not by a long shot (yes, Texans, a call out to you and arms). Lace her up with a leg tracking device and a 1000 hours community service caring for the injured of drunk drivers. But it's a business now with quotas...judges, fines, lawyers, cops.....and one that pays well and denies the intelligent path of using technology and behavior health to halt the problem. And now we, the taxpayers, are paying to keep this diseased and broken woman in prison for the rest of her life because we, the people, allow other people to even drive to a bar shaking over the drink that "I'm OK to drive..."...kill the problem at the source and bar people from driving to bars..or make it mandatory to have breathalizers in all cars - the tech is so cheap (source china). This is an injustice to a behavior that we turn a blind eye to so as to reap money for poorly run governmental states. But what can be expected from this low state?! For shame! Please...secede...now!
Sep 21, 2013 12:42 PM CDT
I see no justice here.
Sep 21, 2013 12:18 PM CDT
For Texas she got of with light sentence. Usually they prefer to execute