1 Texas Woman Issued an Unbelievable DWI for the 6th Time
An absurd amount of second chances has been given to a San Antonio woman who has received an unbelievable amount of DWIs.
58-year-old Karol Shouse has a long history of drunk driving. Since 2004, she has been at the center of 6 DWI charges in Texas.
LIST OF DRUNK-DRIVING RELATED INCIDENTS
November 2004- Shouse failed a sobriety test after she struck a guardrail with her vehicle.
February 2006- charged with DWI while still under investigation for the previous incident.
July 2006- caught driving drunk with a cup of wine in her possession.
January 2007- An ignition interlock device determined Shouse had alcohol present on her breath while her vehicle was running.
June 2009- received DWI in Hays County.
August 2018- received DWI in Comal County after she drove the wrong way down a street, nearly hitting a man with her vehicle, and then refused to stop for police.
PLEA DEALS AND SHORT STINTS IN JAIL
Many of the charges Shouse received were either dropped as part of plea deals or given very short amounts of jail time and probation. The legal actions taken to keep a habitual drunk driver off the streets appeared to be flawed, at best.
In the most recent DWI, Shouse has a blood alcohol level nearly 4 times above the legal limit in Texas.
SITTING OUT HER SENTENCE IN A THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY
Court records reveal Shouse was in the process of transferring to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, where she will serve a sentence in a “therapeutic community."
“The sentence speaks for itself. The judge gave the maximum sentence allowed by law,” Shouse’s attorney, Mark Stevens said.