Judge sets aside public money to aide woman is case - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Judge sets aside public money to aide woman is case

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A judge has set aside $2,000 in public money for a Jackson woman to help fight a drunk driving charge.

Forty-six-year-old Jeanette Sterling was charged with aggravated DUI when she was involved in an accident seriously injuring a motorcyclist in 2009.

Circuit Judge Jeff Weill says the money can be spent on a defense expert in accident reconstruction.

Last month her trial ended with a hung jury. Her retrial date is scheduled for September 12th.

Sterling is being represented by a public defender.

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