65-Year-Old-Woman Gets 2 Days In Jail For Reckless Driving - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

65-Year-Old-Woman Gets 2 Days In Jail For Reckless Driving

COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A 65-year-old Dalton Gardens woman with a history of driving infractions has been sentenced to two days in jail after being convicted of reckless driving.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Mary Ellen Tappen was sentenced Monday by Magistrate Judge Barry E. Watson. He told Tappen he would have suspended her driver's license, but only the state had the jurisdiction to do so.

Tappen was convicted of reckless driving for weaving in and out of her lane, nearly hitting a group of four bicyclists in March.

Three years ago, Tappen pleaded guilty to two inattentive driving charges, one in which she sideswiped a truck and another for rear-ending a truck and trailer on Interstate 90 two days later.

Watson said past tickets hadn't changed Tappen's driving habits, and he hoped the jail time would get the message across.

      
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