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JC woman sentenced to probation for DWI incident

by Cameron Gerber | January 28, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.

A Jefferson City woman pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated during a police pursuit last year.

Rachel Nowland, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of persistent DWI. She was sentenced to five years of supervised probation.

Court records show Nowland led police on a chase for around two minutes in March. A deputy was traveling westbound on U.S. 50 at the Missouri 179 exit when he reportedly saw a vehicle traveling in the same direction that was swerving, tailgating, failing to signal and speeding.

He attempted to stop the vehicle, but it failed to do so and a pursuit ensued. Nowland was taken into custody approximately two minutes later.

Cole County Sheriff John Wheeler said Nowland's blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit. Authorities said they found she had prior convictions for DWI and had several revocations on her driving status.

After being transported to the Cole County Jail, Nowland allegedly assaulted the deputy and jail staff.

While she was initially faced several charges, only the DWI charge remained.

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