Carter Pleads Guilty to Driving While Impaired

Deana Carter pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge of “driving while impaired as an adult” in a case stemming from her arrest last year in Nashville. Nashville police charged Carter with driving under the influence after she was stopped for speeding around 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 21. Carter also faced a charge of violating Tennessee’s implied consent law by refusing a breathalyzer test. In pleading guilty to the reduced charge of driving while impaired, Carter was fined $500 plus court costs. She is not required to serve any jail time and the judge issued no other mandates following her plea. 08/15/02