Austin Local News
Court upholds life sentence for woman with multiple DWI convictions
A woman sentenced to life in prison last year for her sixth DWI will stay there after a third court of appeals denies her appeal for cruel and unusual punishment. Hays County Prosecutor Fred Weber tried the case against Rose Ann Davidson. He says it was an appropriate sentence,"Speaking with the jury after the case was over - they made it clear they wanted to send a message that would deter people from drinking and driving.." Davidson was on parole at the time she was pulled over on I-35 in Kyle for driving erratically. The appeals court ruled that a life sentence is not grossly disproportionate to a felony offense that is committed by a habitual offender.