Vance sheriff's daughter to fight DWI charge
The daughter of Vance County Sheriff Peter White plans to fight a DWI charge. Shahita White, 34, made a brief court appearance Thursday where her attorney, Butch Williams, requested her case go to trial.
Shahita White, 34, made a brief court appearance Thursday where her attorney, Butch Williams, requested her case go to trial.
Authorities charged Shahita White in July with DWI, more than three months after deputies stopped her near Henderson after drivers called 911 to report a sport utility vehicle swerving through traffic as it headed the wrong way on U.S. Highway 1. Callers said the driver appeared to be drunk.
The officers wrote that Shahita White slapped a deputy's arm and refused to cooperate with a second sobriety test after a first one failed to register a reading. They described her as smelling of alcohol, being unsteady on her feet, slurring her speech and having red, glassy eyes.
She pleaded guilty in May to the reckless driving charge and was given a 30-day suspended sentence and placed on unsupervised probation for a year.
No date was set for the DWI trial.