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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