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Woman Faces Fifth Drunken-Driving Charge

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DUNN — April 23, 1996 - 11:39 a.m. EDT

A Dunn woman is facing her fifth drunk-driving charge since 1986. She has been convicted twice.

Police say 30-year-old Terry Driver (left) was driving while intoxicated in September 1995 when she ran a stop sign and collided with Frank Turlington (right). Turlington died as a result of that accident.

Last week, Driver was charged with a fifth DWI.

Frank Foster (below, right), who was a friend of Turlington, says he can't understand how Driver can remain free to endanger others, given her arrest record.

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Turlington founded a rodeo at the F-Bar-T ranch in Erwin, an operation his family and friends continue to run.

Turlington's nephew Stuart Turlington (below, left) says he is constantly reminded of his uncle, and finds it hard to believe that Driver has been allowed the freedom to endanger others. Listen toaufile.

According to Sampson County Assistant District Attorney Gregory Butler (below, right), Driver has been placed under house arrest after dark and is not allowed to drive since last week's incident. He says he petitioned to have her bond increased. Listen toaufile.

WRAL-TV5'sAmanda Lambspoke to Driver by telephone Monday night and reports that the woman said she has not been proven guilty of any crime and feels the public has convicted her.

Stuart Turlington says he and his family want to see justice done. Listen toaufile.

Driver still faces a charge of manslaughter in addition to charges related to last week's incident

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