A 54-year-old Sherwood woman on Feb. 18 was arrested on a charge of DWI (fourth offense)after police stopped her red Mustang traveling southbound on Brockington Road in the northbound lane.
Katherine Sexton, 119 Silverbrook Lane, was arrested on the DWI charge, a felony, along with other offenses including driving on a license suspended for DWI, careless and prohibited driving, no seat belt, reckless driving and driving on the wrong side of the road.
According to a incident report filed by Sherwood Police Officer Nick Litchfield, he turned south onto Brockington from the North Quarter and Pavilion apartments and initiated his vehicle’s emergency lights and sirens to attempt to stop the Mustang.
"The red Mustang continued traveling southbound until two other vehicles approached the red Mustang northbound, causing one vehicle to drive off the road," Litchfield said. "The red Mustang struck the rear driver side wheel well of the other vehicle and then crossed the median into my lane. The vehicle continued to cross over into the other southbound lane and ran over the south curb of the intersection of Brockington and East Maryland where it stopped."
Other arriving officers made contact with the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident, who was Surlena Munn of Jacksonville.
Litchfield made contact with Sexton, advising her for the reason for the traffic stop. He reported he could immediately smell an odor of intoxicants coming from Sexton.
"I also observed Katherine to have blood shot watery eyes as well as slurred speech," Litchfield reported. "I asked her to step out of the vehicle so I could speak with her. Katherine was very slow and almost fell just getting out of the vehicle. Katherine said her last drink was early yesterday afternoon."
Police performed a blood-alcohol test on her with the results returning as .13 percent. As a result, she was placed under arrest and placed in the back of Litchfield’s police cruiser.
As Litchfield was about to conduct an inventory of Sexton’s vehicle, a truck pulled up and the driver, Erik Temple, of Sherwood, said a neighbor of his had notified him that a red Mustang leaving from the residence of 119 Silverbrook had struck his mailbox and left the scene.
Sexton’s vehicle was towed from the scene by Ivy Hall Towing.
Sexton was taken to the police station, read her DWI Statement of Rights, and then was administered another blood-alcohol test where the results returned at .124 percent, according to the police report.