Grand jury indicts woman on felony drunk driving charge

Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2000

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A North Pole woman was indicted Wednesday on felony charges of driving while intoxicated, less than a year after she was convicted of hitting a 10-year-old bicyclist while driving drunk.

Carolyn S. Rock, 38, was arrested Nov. 24 while awaiting the results of an appeal from a February conviction for third-degree assault, DWI and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

The latest DWI was bumped up to a felony charge because Rock has two prior DWI convictions in the last two years.

Rock was on probation for hitting the girl while she was riding along a rural road in April 1999. The girl suffered a concussion.

According to court documents, Rock fled the scene in her green minivan and was contacted at her home by state troopers. Rock told troopers she had started drinking after she had gotten home, but troopers didn't find any alcohol containers and arrested her.

She was convicted of her first DWI in December 1998 and sentenced to three days in jail. She was sentenced to more than four years in jail, with three suspended, for the April 1999 incident.

The last arrest occurred after Fairbanks police received a call complaining of a person driving recklessly.

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