LANCASTER, Pa.–A 40-year-old woman from Elizabethtown has been sentenced to one-to-two years in prison after her sixth conviction for driving while intoxicated, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office.
Amy E. Horn plead guilty last month in Lancaster County Court to her sixth DUI. In addition to the prison sentence, a judge also ordered Horn to pay a $2,500 fine and 18-month license suspension.
Horn was stopped during a DUI checkpoint on June 7 in Quarryville. Police said she was visibly intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. Horn told officers she had a “few beers.” Testing showed Horn’s blood-alcohol level was .205 percent, more than twice the state’s legal limit.
Prosecutors said five of Horn’s six DUI convictions involved a blood-alcohol level over .16 percent.
Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman has said about 20 percent of all impaired drivers charged in Lancaster County have priors DUIs. Stedman estimated that amounts to between 300 and 400 drivers each year.
In all, over 1,600 DUI charges were filed last year in Lancaster County.