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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
Woman Gets Life Sentence After 6th DUI
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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