On Friday May 9th, country singing legend Hank Williams Sr.’s daughter Jett was arrested for driving under the influence and violating implied consent in Wilson County, TN according to savingcountrymusic.com. Jett, a half sister to singer Hank Williams Jr., was arrested on February 25th of this year for DUI, making the latest arrest her second in three months.
Jett Williams Adkinson was arrested for violation of implied consent after she refused to submit to a sobriety test. Police observed her driving erratically in a 1998 Jaguar early in the morning hours, swerving between lanes. Upon being stopped, she was cited for no proof of insurance and not wearing a seat belt. Jett, who is 61 years old, did not know she was the daughter of the country singing legend until 1985. Her mother, Bobby Jett, had a brief relationship with Hank Williams Sr. between his two marriages. Jett Williams Adkinson was a ward of the state prior to being adopted.
In the state of Tennessee, a second DUI conviction leaves the accused facing criminal penalties which include up to $3,500 in fines, two years driver’s license revocation, and between 45 days and one year in jail. Drunk driving is an offense taken seriously in every state in the U.S. today as lawmakers and groups such as MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) attempt to keep intoxicated drivers off the nation’s roadways. Continue reading