Alan Jackson's eldest daughter, Mattie, was arrested August 19th in Nashville for an alleged DUI.
I came across this story yesterday, but the original news story on Nashville's ABC station had been removed. I was thinking perhaps they had the wrong Mattie Jackson or something like that, but after doing a public records search this morning and comparing the accused's birthday and full name, I found that it was in fact Jackson's daughter so I'm not quite sure why the original story was removed.
Anyway, the police officer's affidavit states that 22-year-old Mattie was observed to be driving 45 in a 30 mph zone. The officer attempted to pull Mattie over but she kept going for quite a ways. When she finally stopped, the officer said, "I detected a strong odor coming from the interior of the vehicle that appeared to be the odor of an alcoholic beverage. I also observed she had red blood shot eyes, slurred speech and watery eyes. I asked her where she was coming from and she stated from her boyfriend's house. Then I asked her if she had consumed any alcoholic beverage to which she stated that she had consumed 3 beers prior to operating her vehicle."
Mattie was observed and tested for 21 minutes before being given a breath test and then being arrested. The affidavit says that Mattie initially refused the breathalyzer test until being explained the consequences of refusing, at which point she agreed to have it done.
Mattie was released on $2000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court November 20.
Let's hope this was just an oops and she learned her lesson.
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