Judd's DUI Draws Community Service
Wynonna Judd will lose her driver's license for one year and must perform 200 hours of community service after she pleaded guilty yesterday (Dec. 16) to drunken driving in Nashville. The country singeWynonna Judd will lose her driver's license for one year and must perform 200 hours of community service after she pleaded guilty yesterday (Dec. 16) to drunken driving in Nashville. The country singer was charged last month after a city police officer stopped her speeding Land Rover close to Music Row.
Police said Judd registered a blood alcohol level of 0.175%, more than twice the 0.08% legal definition of drunken driving in Tennessee.
She received an 11-month, 29-day suspended sentence, during which time she will be on probation. The singer, who began her career as half of the mother-daughter act the Judds, must pay a $350 fine plus court costs.
After her arrest, the 39-year-old singer said in a written statement that she had been celebrating her impending wedding and a friend's birthday "and clearly let my excitement get the best of me." Judd has since married longtime bodyguard D.R. Roach.
Judd's first album in three years, "What the World Needs Now Is Love," debuted at No. 1 in August on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.
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