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Evans Woman Who Caused DUI Crash Charged in 2nd DUI

In February, Jenna Victoria Sevigny was nearly killed when she crashed her car into a tree while driving drunk.

Apparently, she didn’t learn her lesson. Last week, Sevigny was arrested and charged with her second DUI offense of the year, The Augusta Chronicle reports.

At around 3 a.m. on February 20, Sevigny’s car ran off the road and slammed into a pine tree near North Belair and Furys Ferry roads in Columbia County. The car was split in two and Sevigny was partially ejected.

She was treated at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and charged with DUI, failing to wear a seatbelt, driving too fast for conditions, failure to maintain lane, and speeding.

Now Sevigny is facing a whole new round of charges. Sevigny was pulled over at around 4 a.m. on October 3 on Evans to Locks Road. According to authorities, Sevigny failed to dim her headlights.

The arresting officer suspected Sevigny had been drinking and asked her to take a Breathalyzer test. She refused and was arrested for DUI-less safe.

Having a blood alcohol content of .08 percent isn’t the only thing that will get you arrested for DUI. Even without a Breathalyzer test, you can be arrested for DUI-less safe, if you’re driving dangerously or erratically. On top of that, refusing to submit to a Breathalyzer test will automatically get your license suspended for at least 12 months.

Georgia has escalating penalties for subsequent DUI offenses, so Sevigny will likely face harsher penalties if found guilty. A second offense carries a mandatory jail term of 3 days, a 3-year license suspension, up to $1,000 in fines, and 30 days of community service.

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