Treatment court graduate charged with DUI No. 6

2014-07-11T12:00:00Z 2014-07-11T22:59:22Z Treatment court graduate charged with DUI No. 6By EDDIE GREGG egregg@billingsgazette.com The Billings Gazette

A woman who graduated from a treatment court last summer pleaded not guilty Friday to a sixth charge of driving under the influence.

Andrea Renee Sanders appeared before District Judge Ingrid Gustafson and pleaded not guilty to felony DUI.

Police arrested Sanders after pulling her over shortly before midnight Sunday on Monad Road near the intersection with South 32nd Street West, according to charging documents.

An officer had observed that Sanders was driving erratically without headlights on and failed to stop at a red light.

Sanders showed signs of being impaired and was barely able to stand, an officer reported. He also reported seeing a half-full pint bottle of vodka in the vehicle.

Sanders refused to give a breath sample. After a search warrant was granted, a sample of her blood was collected for testing by the state crime lab, charging documents say.

Judge Gustafson allowed Sanders to remain free from jail on posted $20,000 bond on the condition that she comply with 24/7 sobriety monitoring while the case is pending.

Court records indicate Sanders was convicted of felony DUI in 2012 and graduated from the Yellowstone County Impaired Driving Court last August.

According to prosecutors, she has five prior DUI convictions.

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