Jan 21, 2010 4:39 PM by Rob Kirkpatrick
HOUMA, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old Houma woman faces 18 months in
jail for violating probation with her fourth drunken driving
State District Judge Randy Bethancourt told Caitlyn Case he'd
been lenient because she's young, to give her a chance to get help.
He sentenced her Wednesday to 18 months for violating probation
on two DWI convictions and various traffic offenses - plus 30 days
for violating probation on charges of disturbing the peace.
Her attorney, Tracy Schwab, said Case spent time in the
Lafourche Parish jail on a DWI charge there.
State police say Case ran a stop sign Dec. 4, and a breath test
found a blood-alcohol level of .22. The legal limit is .02 for
drivers younger than 21, and .08 for drivers at least 21 years old.
Case will turn 21 next week.