N. Idaho councilwoman faces drunk driving charge

N. Idaho councilwoman faces drunk driving charge

Credit: City of Sandpoint

Jamie Brunner

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 16, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 18 at 9:05 AM

PONDERAY, Idaho -- A Sandpoint city councilwoman has been charged with misdemeanor drunken driving.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 38-year-old Jamie Brunner was arrested Thursday night on U.S. Highway 95 after police say another motorist reported her driving erratically.

Brunner made her initial court appearance Friday in Bonner County Magistrate Court and posted $1,000 bail.

Court records say Brunner had a blood-alcohol content of 0.20, two and one-half times the legal limit of 0.08.

Brunner, in a written statement to the newspaper, says she hopes for a "fair trial unbiased by preconceived notions an article or subsequent comments to the article might generate."

Judge Debra Heise ordered Brunner not consume alcohol and to undergo testing to verify she's in compliance with the court order.

A trial date hasn't been set.
 

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