Lynn Anderson Arrested on DUI Charge

Singer Lynn Anderson, 58, is free on bond after being arrested on a drunken driving charge following a traffic accident Wednesday (May 3) near Española, N.M. Anderson, who won a Grammy for her 1970 hit, “Rose Garden,” posted a $615 bond and will be arraigned May 17 on charges of suspicion of careless driving and aggravated driving under the influence. Police said Anderson, a resident of Taos, N.M., failed field sobriety tests and refused to take a breathalyzer test after her vehicle ran into the back of a car. No one was injured in the collision. Anderson was previously convicted on a drunken driving charge after authorities found her passed out in a car on the shoulder of the highway in Denton, Texas. In 2005, she was arrested for allegedly shoplifting a copy of a Harry Potter DVD from a store in Taos. In an agreement with the Taos district attorney’s office, the shoplifting charge was dismissed as long as Anderson did not commit other offenses.