Woman faces six years in prison after third DUI
August 23, 2005
MINDEN – A 52-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman who said she sent a taxi driver to buy her alcohol days after she completed a treatment program pleaded guilty to driving under the influence with two or more prior convictions.
Nina Dunn faces up to six years in Nevada State Prison and a $5,000 fine at her sentencing Oct. 11.
She is in custody in Douglas County Jail on $50,000 cash-only bail for several violations while out on house arrest.
She was arrested April 12 after motorists reported a vehicle traveling at high speed passing other cars and crossing the center lane on Kingsbury Grade.
Her blood alcohol tested at .254, more than three times the .08 legal limit for driving in Nevada.
During a July 28 home visit from alternative sentencing supervisor Doug Swalm, she tested positive for alcohol with a .155 content.
Recommended Stories For You
She told Swalm she had called a taxi and had the driver deliver the alcohol. Her driving record indicated convictions for driving under the influence in Feb. 17, 2004 and Dec. 21, 2004.