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story.lead_photo.caption Sharon Rene Shinn, 35, of Jacksonville

After hitting and injuring a pedestrian with her vehicle, a central Arkansas woman has been arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge for the fifth time, police said.

Sharon Rene Shinn, 35, of Jacksonville also faces charges that include hit-and-run accident with injuries and refusal to submit to chemical testing, records show. She also goes by the alias “Sharon Skaggs,” according to a Jacksonville Police Department report.

Around 7:15 p.m. Monday, an officer was called to Papitos Mexican Grill, 1700 John Harden Drive in Jacksonville, in reference to a hit-and-run with injuries.

There, police found Jaylin Anderson reportedly lying face down in the southbound lane along with a driver's-side vehicle mirror nearby.

A witness told officers that Shinn ran over Anderson “like a speed bump” with a white vehicle on John Harden Drive and drove away south on U.S. 67/167, the report states.

A short time later, an officer saw a white 2014 Nissan Altima driving past the scene and into the parking lot of a nearby Econo Lodge. At the motel, police found its driver, Shinn, unsteady on her feet with bloodshot, watery eyes and speaking incoherently, the report noted.

Inside the vehicle, authorities noticed a 32-ounce Sonic Drive-In cup partially filled with a substance believed to be vodka.

Shinn later told police she struck Anderson with her driver's-side mirror, according to the report.

Anderson was taken to North Metro Medical Center, the report states. His condition was not known Tuesday morning.

Shinn’s latest arrest was her fifth on a DWI charge, records show. She was also arrested Jan. 23 in Cabot.

Police wrote that she had three previous DWI convictions: two out of Cabot and another in Conway.

Shinn remained at the Pulaski County jail as of Tuesday morning, and bail was set at $9,075, according to an online inmate roster. She has a court appearance scheduled for Feb. 15.


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  • Tallcoach
    February 6, 2018 at 12:34 p.m.

    Just wait until the "pot" heads start doing this.

  • MaxCady
    February 6, 2018 at 12:40 p.m.

    Gender: Male. Is she a tranny?? I'd say either he or she has a drinking problem. @Tallcoach, still referencing the reefer madness I see.

  • itryed
    February 6, 2018 at 12:46 p.m.

    Travis, you know what happens when you let folks smoke pot. It can lead to!

  • mrcharles
    February 6, 2018 at 12:46 p.m.

    Thanks for the photo and information. She appears to be neither a muslim, a immigrant or a black person. Now does this mean we besmirch all white females? NO, so why in other instances does the general garden variety slugs come out if they catch another race, religion , ethnicity, etc etc committing a crime? They have it innate in them , mostly insecurity reasons.

    Drunk drivers need punished harder than they are , and with several they are in effect firing into a crowd every time they drive. Hopes she becomes Big Mabel's cell mate for years.

    I know too many families who have lost loved ones to drunks- bet you do too!. Surely both sides of the fence can agree this is a tragedy and hope she is severely punished.

  • goldwing2
    February 6, 2018 at 12:47 p.m.

    What happened to third time and your out. She should have gone to prison after the Jan 23 arrest. Her bond should be 100000. She is dangerous to society. Keep her locked up. She will never quit drinking as long as she keeps getting by with it.

  • PopMom
    February 6, 2018 at 1:17 p.m.

    She should get life in prison.

  • LRDawg
    February 6, 2018 at 1:20 p.m.

    GenMac, jaywalking???

  • gagewatcher
    February 6, 2018 at 1:31 p.m.

    put her behind bars for at least 30 years will give her time to dry out and protect our citizens at the same time.

  • 2thepoint
    February 6, 2018 at 1:39 p.m.

    Who is she that she is out driving after an arrest a couple of weeks ago. Her 4 th. Now this is her 5 th and she has been given an extremely low bail. She will be out and kill someone. She is sick! She can't help herself but the prosecutor or judge that set that bail can. Revoke that bail if you do not want to be liable for the death of a child or a family or a mother or father. Maybe YOUR loved ones. Revoke her bail!

  • Packman
    February 6, 2018 at 1:49 p.m.

    Obviously, this person has a substance abuse problem but that shouldn't be anything the rest of us has to worry about. Lock her up for as many years as it takes to convince her not to drink ever again. Hopefully, the victim will make a full recovery.