Woman charged after lying to deputy about who crashed her vehicle

42-year-old Sheri Carlson was charged with driving under the influence and filing a false report after she claimed her designated driver wrecked her car into a ditch, and it was later discovered she was the driver.

On November 20th, Stewart County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Knotts responded to reports of a vehicle in a ditch on Highway 79. When he arrived, he made contact with Sheri Carlston. She reported that a white male was driving the vehicle, attempted to make a U-turn, and ended up in the ditch. She claimed he was the designated driver, because she had too much to drink. Sheri could not provide any insurance or registration for the vehicle.

Sheri Carlson (SCSO)
Sheri Carlson (SCSO)

After contacting the male that the defendant had called to come pick her up, the deputy determined Sheri was the driver of the vehicle. She did not contact law enforcement after the accident and had an alcoholic odor emitting from her person. Sheri performed poorly on field sobriety tests and the result of her breathalyzer was .154g.

Sheri Carlson was arrested and charged with filing a false report, failure to report an accident, driving under the influence, driving un-insured, failure to carry registration, and failure to exercise due care. Her bond was set at $7,500.

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