Fees set for woman charged with vehicular assault

A Nashville woman who racked up charges, including vehicular assault, following a wreck in November appeared in court Thursday morning in Wilson County.
Apr 19, 2014

 

A Nashville woman who racked up charges, including vehicular assault, following a wreck in November appeared in court Thursday morning in Wilson County.

Retha Hussey, 25, appeared before Judge John D. Wootten Jr., where they talked financials.

Wootten assessed her with multiple fees, including a $50 administration fee and a $1,000 public defender fee.

“This is not going to be free,” Wootten said.

Hussey is now set to appear in court next on June 2.

According to Lebanon police, on Nov. 25 Hussey crashed a 1998 Honda Accord into a guardrail near LoJack Construction Co. on Hartmann Drive near Alhambra Drive early in the morning around 1 a.m.

Lebanon police Chief Scott Bowen said Hussey was not injured; however the passenger was listed in critical condition at the time at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Hussey was charged with vehicular assault, driving under the influence, violation of implied consent and driving on a revoked license.

Police said Hussey was taken to University Medical Center following the wreck to have her blood drawn, where an officer waited with her while another officer obtained a search warrant for her blood. During the time they were waiting, Hussey repeatedly hit her head on a glass door until shattering it, according to officers.

She was additionally charged with vandalism for breaking the door.

 

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