OXFORD - A woman stopped for careless driving Saturday night is now facing a felony driving under the influence charge.

Oxford police pulled over a car on Highway 278 East around 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 for careless driving. When the officer started talking with the woman, it became apparent she had been drinking. A check revealed she had been convicted twice of DUI within the last 5 years.

Jessica Shorter, 38, of Oxford, was subsequently arrested for DUI-third offense, careless driving, driving with a suspended driver’s license and expired tag. Shorter was taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center and given a bond of $5,000.



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