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Drunk

Fifteen years ago, Kelly R. Dixon, now 42, crashed into a tree. The Olathe, Kan., woman’s blood alcohol level was .25 percent — more than double the legal limit at the time — and her 23-month-old son, who was in the car with her, died from his injuries. Dixon was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and given a suspended jail sentence. Three years later she was arrested for drunk driving again; she spent two years in prison, and was released from parole three years ago. She came to police attention again after crashing into a stop sign at a school, where she was planning to pick up her daughter. When arrested, she told officers she didn’t know what happened — because she was drunk. At the police station, Dixon peed on herself, then stomped in the resulting puddle. She was charged with drunk driving as an “aggravated offender.” (RC/Kansas City Star) ...Fair enough: the public is pretty aggravated with her by now too.
Original Publication Date: 16 October 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 18.
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