Country singer Terri Clark lost her license to drive for a year and got six months probation yesterday (Aug. 9) after pleading guilty to reckless driving in Nashville. The probation was part of a plea

Country singer Terri Clark lost her license to drive for a year and got six months probation yesterday (Aug. 9) after pleading guilty to reckless driving in Nashville. The probation was part of a plea bargain to reduce the charge from drunken driving. Her license was suspended because she refused to take a blood-alcohol test.

The 33-year-old artist was stopped May 2 for speeding. The police officer said she had glassy eyes, was very talkative, and had a hard time keeping her balance. Clark said she was driving home from a business meeting, and had had "some alcohol" with her dinner. She denied being impaired, and said she refused to take the blood-alcohol test on the advice of an attorney friend.

"She wants her fans to know she is not a proponent of drinking and driving," said Roger May, Clark's attorney. "That's the way she lives her life and that's the way she wants her fans to live theirs."

The Quebec native last week received six Canadian Country Music Association Awards nominations, including an album of the year nod for her Mercury Nashville set "Fearless." The Anne Murray CCMA Awards ceremony will held Sept. 10 in Calgary, and will be broadcast on CBC in Canada and CMT in the U.S.

Clark is in the midst of a North American tour in support of "Fearless." The trek next sets down tomorrow at the Lyon County Fair in Marshall, Minn.


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