A 40-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence twice in the night by Whitehall Police.
Kayana Jones was arrested for OVI after failing field sobriety tests after Whitehall police stopped her for a traffic violation
She was taken to the Whitehall Police Department, processed and then released at 3 a.m., to her mother who was sober.
At about 3:15 a.m., another Whitehall police officer witnessed what appeared to be a road rage situation between two vehicles traveling on East Main Street.
The vehicles pulled into a parking lot and the officer pulled behind them to investigate the situation, which was later determined to not be a road matter, but the officer discovered that Jones was once again driving.
She was arrested a second time for OVI and turned over to the Franklin County Jail.
“I wish we could just do it all over,” said Rose Jones, Jones’s mother. “I wish her attitude was different and she would be the daughter that I raised her to be, a good woman, not the person who was the way she was acting that evening.”
Whitehall Police want to remind residents that drunk and drugged driving is a serious crime.
“Multiple lives a day are lost in this country for OVI, or impaired drivers being involved in crashes,” said Deputy Chief Daniel Kelso.
Almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk driving crashes every day, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA).
In 2017, one person died every 48 minutes as a result of a drunk driver.
Drunk driving crashes claim over 10,000 lives a year.
As summer approaches, bringing more vehicles to the roadways, the Whitehall Police will continue to strictly enforce OVI laws in order to make Whitehall a safer community.