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Wynonna loses driver's license for 1 year

Country star also must perform 200 hours community service as part of DUI plea
/ Source: The Associated Press

Country singer Wynonna Judd will lose her driver’s license for one year and must perform 200 hours of community service after she pleaded guilty Tuesday to drunken driving.

Judd was charged last month after a city police officer stopped her speeding Land Rover close to Music Row.

Police said Judd registered a blood alcohol level of 0.175 percent, more than twice the 0.08 percent legal definition of drunken driving in Tennessee.

She received an 11-month, 29-day suspended sentence, during which time she will be on probation. The singer, who began her career as half of the mother-daughter act The Judds, must pay a $350 fine plus court costs.

After her arrest, the 39-year-old singer said in a written statement that she had been celebrating her impending wedding and a friend’s birthday “and clearly let my excitement get the best of me.”

Judd has since married longtime bodyguard D.R. Roach.

Her latest album, “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” was released in August.