A woman faces a felony drunk driving charge after striking another car at the intersection of Gravois and Heege roads.
Melanie Hanks, 35, of the 4000 block of Eichelberger Street in St. Louis, was charged Feb. 21 with driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender. It is her third DWI charge. Hanks also was found guilty of DWI twice in 2006.
St. Louis County Police said Hanks was seen swerving between lanes before striking the rear of another vehicle at 6:50 p.m. June 30. Officers responding to the accident said she had a strong odor of alcohol, and watery and glassy eyes.
Hanks did poorly on a sobriety test and a blood sample revealed her blood-alcohol level was at .293 percent at 9:42 p.m., more than three times the legal limit.
She was arrested last Wednesday after being charged with the crime, and posted 10 percent of a $5,000 bond and was released the same day.
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