Sunday, November 1, 2009

Women Face DUI Charges In Separate Incidents

DUI charges are pending today against two Cookeville women -- arrested in separate cases. Police say 22-year-old Suzanna N. Mitchell of Heritage Green Way was charged with DUI and with aggravated assault after she allegedly ran into a pedestrian while driving drunk. It happened about 3:30 in the morning at an apartment complex on North Dixie Avenue. Officer Alex Lazcos says that Mitchell told him she was standing by her car in the parking lot when she saw the victim get hit by another car. But the victim told the officer that Mitchell had passed the entrance to the apartment complex and he had walked into the street to guide her back in when she allegedly backed her vehicle into him, causing him to fall and hurt his head. He was treated and released at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. In the other case, 50-year-old Joyce D. Jestes of Fisk Road was charged after officer Brandon Tayes noticed her vehicle weaving on 12th Street. He alleges that the car ran into the grass on the right side of the road at least twice and says that Jestes failed several field sobriety tests. She also had one prior DUI on March 10, 2006 in Putnam County.