FELONY CHARGES FILED IN ANCHOR’S DUI CASE

Evansville, IN TV news anchor Veronica DeKett, already accused of driving at more than twice the legal alcohol limit, has been charged with a felony because she’s previously been convicted of the same crime.

DeKett, a noon anchor and senior reporter with Allen Broadcasting’s WEVV was charged earlier this month in Vanderburgh County Superior Court with two misdemeanors.

Those have since been dismissed.

On Thursday, a probation officer asked the court to revoke DeKett’s probation.

She tested positive for alcohol, according to a court document.

She admitted to drinking several days prior, thus violating the conditions of her bond.

The officer asked that she be held in Vanderburgh County’s jail for two days, which she won’t serve if she doesn’t break the rules of her bond again.

That revocation request wasn’t addressed during Thursday’s hearing and is still pending.

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