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Pregnant Woman Arrested After Driving Drunk

Last updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

(EVANSVILLE) - A pregnant woman is accused of drunken driving after she was pulled over for speeding and found with an open bottle of vodka, police said.

Sarah Ricketts, 31, of Evansville, was pulled over just before 10 p.m. Monday after police said she was driving 73 mph in a 50 mph zone.

When the trooper approached Ricketts' vehicle, he said he smelled alcohol and noticed an open bottle of vodka.

Ricketts, who is six months pregnant, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent, police said.

She was arrested on a preliminary charge of driving while intoxicated with a prior DUI conviction.

Ricketts was being held without bond at the Vanderburgh County Jail.

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