Driver guilty of woman's death charged with 6th DUI - WKRN News 2

Driver guilty of woman's death charged with 6th DUI

Posted: Updated: Jan 9, 2012 04:23 PM
Shawn Woods, 39, was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with his sixth DUI. Shawn Woods, 39, was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with his sixth DUI.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -

A Shelbyville man previously charged with vehicular homicide in 1992 for reportedly killing a 20-year-old Knoxville woman was arrested Saturday morning in Franklin and charged with his sixth DUI.

A Franklin police officer clocked Shawn Woods, 39, driving 101 miles-per-hour in a 60 mile-per-hour zone on Interstate 65 South near McEwen Drive.

"One hundred and one miles-per-hour, that is dangerous when you are sober," Sergeant Charles Warner with the Franklin Police Department said, adding, "It's unsafe for those he shares a roadway with."

The officer determined that Woods, a convicted felon with a lengthy criminal history, was impaired and placed him under arrest.

He was charged with felony DUI, his sixth, in addition to his fifth offense for driving on a revoked license, speeding, reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia and not having proof of insurance.

"It's unfortunate that he has the opportunity to commit his sixth DUI offense. It's unsafe for those he shares a roadway with," Warner said.

On his Facebook page, Woods claims to be working in construction and is also quoted as saying, "I'm a simple guy with simple dreams. Don't hate me for being me."

Woods was booked into the Williamson County jail and has since been released on a $17,000 bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court next Thursday, January 19.

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