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Jett Williams Arrested for DUI

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Country singer Jett Williams has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

Saving Country Music reports the 61-year-old musician was swerving between lanes in her 1998 Jaguar in Lebanon, Tenn., near Nashville, when police pulled her over around 2:30AM on Tuesday (Feb. 25).

Williams reportedly admitted to drinking two beers. She failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. Officers issued additional citations for not wearing a seat belt and having no proof of insurance. She was released from the Wilson Count Jail after posting $1,000 bond.

Williams, whose full name is Jett Williams Adkinson, was born out of a relationship between country legend Hank Wiiliams and a woman named Bobbie Jett. She was born in Montgomery, Ala. on Jan. 6, 1953, five days after Williams died. His mother, Lillian Stone, adopted her, and upon her death in 1955, Williams became a ward of the state and was subsequently adopted by another family, who raised her as Cathy Louise Deupree.

She did not learn who her birth parents were until the early ’80s, and ultimately went to court to prove that she was one of Williams’ legal heirs along with Hank Williams Jr. In a landmark ruling in 1985, the Alabama State Court ruled that she was Williams’ daughter, and a subsequent ruling found that she had been the victim of fraud and judicial error, and that she was entitled to her share of half of Williams’ estate. She married her attorney, Keith Adkinson, in 1986. He passed away in June of 2013.

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