Conehatta woman faces third DUI charge


An early morning traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 488 and County Road 147, led to the arrest of a Conehatta woman for her third DUI after narrowly avoiding a wreck with law enforcement on July 30.


Rita Jenkins, 46, 423 Hoye Pace Road, Conehatta, was arrested and charged with careless driving and driving under the influence, her third such offense, officials said. 


Jail records show that Jenkins was brought into custody just before 2:29 a.m. and bonded out on $20,300 in bond later that afternoon on Friday, July 30.


Jenkins was driving a Silver Kia Rio and was stopped after a near collision with a Sheriff’s patrol vehicle, Sheriff Eric Clark said.

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