Fayetteville Woman Who Killed Construction Worker Arrested Again for DWI

FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KNWA) - A woman convicted of hitting and killing a construction worker in a 2011 drunk driving accident has been arrested again for driving while intoxicated. 

Sunday night, police pulled over Jo Jackson, 53, on College Ave., after receiving a report of a drunk driver running over a trash can. According to the police report, Jackson admitted to having a couple glasses of wine. The officer noted Jackson's movements were slow and her speech was slurred. 

The report says Jackson was not wearing pants or underwear, and had a blanket wrapped around her waist. She told the officer she was not wearing pants because she was just going to get something for dinner. Investigators say they found an empty small bottle of wine in the cup holder of her car. According to police, Jackson's blood alcohol content was .14 and she was driving on a suspended license. She faces charges of driving while intoxicated (#2) and driving with a suspended license.

In 2012, Jackson pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of a Fayetteville construction worker. In September of 2011, she drove into a construction zone on Joyce Blvd., hitting and killing Jack Luper, 57. Investigators said she was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Her 12-year-old daughter was also in the car at the time of the crash. Jackson was sentenced to six months in prison.

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