Drunk driver jailed for new drinking offense

A 41-year-old Gardnerville woman, who admitted driving with five children in a van while her blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit, was ordered Wednesday to serve 10 days in jail.

Jennifer Lynn Pearce was arrested Sunday at her home after she called deputies to report she'd been drinking in violation of her release on bail.

Her blood-alcohol content was .328, four times the legal limit for driving in Nevada. Pearce reportedly told deputies she'd been drinking vodka at home.

Pearce pleaded guilty Aug. 26 to driving under the influence, and pleaded guilty Wednesday to contributing to the neglect of a child.

She was pulled over June 5 for driving under the influence with five 11- and 12-year-old passengers in her vehicle. Her blood-alcohol content was .20.

East Fork Justice Pro Tem Paul Gilbert sentenced Gilbert to two 180-day sentences in Douglas County Jail to be served concurrently. He suspended the jail time, except 10 days, and placed her on two years probation.

Pearce was fined $892 and must obtain a device for her vehicle when she gets her license back that determines whether she's been drinking. She must abstain from drugs and alcohol while on probation, complete DUI school and attend the victim impact panel.


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