JACKSON — Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith said he doubts there’ll be a third trial for a woman accused of aggravated DUI in a 2009 accident that seriously injured a motorcyclist.
But he tells The Clarion-Ledger on Sunday night that he couldn’t yet give a certain answer about whether he’ll retry Jeanette Sterling of Jackson.
Two Hinds County Circuit Court juries have deadlocked on her case — one in June, one Thursday.
Sterling is accused of failed to yield to motorcyclist Timothy Jackson when she turned left on Oct. 16, 2009. A police report said Sterling’s blood-alcohol level was 0.13 percent. A level of 0.08 percent is considered legal proof of intoxication.
Defense attorney June Hardwick said witnesses testified that Jackson was weaving through traffic.
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