Jo Lynn Jackson

Jo Jackson
Crimes: DWI, Negligent Homicide, Endangering a Minor

Some people just don’t learn. They just keep doing stupid crap over and over and over again. But when their stupid crap kills people they damn well should learn! And IMO, if they don’t, they are hellbeasts.

Jo Lynn Jackson of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is one such stupid creature. The lesson she won’t learn is to not drive while intoxicated.

On September 22, 2011, 51-year-old Jo Jackson was drugged up on prescription pain pills and driving with her 12-year-old daughter in the car. At 7:30 a.m. she was heading on Joyce Boulevard in Fayetteville when she came upon a work zone with city street department workers doing their job.

Since Jo Jackson was intoxicated, she didn’t slow down or change lanes. Instead she ignored the posted signs, ran over road cones and hit city workers Brent Horn, 30, of Springdale, Bradley Robbins, 34, of Farmington and Jackie Luper, 57, of West Fork.

Bizarrely, Jo Jackson had been followed by another intoxicated driver, Ronnie Davidson, 38, of Springdale, who crashed into the back of her car.

At the scene of the accident, Jo Jackson’s daughter was picked up and taken away by her father. That poor girl must have been terrified with her mother driving erratically and then hitting 3 people before being hit by another car.

Bradley Robbins and Jackie Luper were taken to Washington Regional Medical Center. Bradley Robbins was treated and released, but Jackie Luper died.

Jackie Luper

Jackie Luper

Jackie Luper had been a city worker for more than 30 years. He was well liked by his coworkers.

“He was just a jolly kind of fella. I mean, he was always joking with the guys,” said Transportation Services Director Terry Gulley. “He had a good laugh. He had a great laugh. And he made it fun to work. When it was time to work, it was time to work, but when they were coming in at the end of the day, they’d go home with him in a good attitude.”

The city of Fayetteville honoured Jackie Luper’s memory by renaming a section of Joyce Boulevard to Jack Luper Boulevard.

Jo Jackson was charged with negligent homicide, DWI and, because she had her daughter in the car with her at the time, endangering a minor. In June 2012 she agreed to a plea deal. In return for pleading guilty to negligent homicide, all of the other charges were dropped.

Jo Jackson got a real bargain. She was sentenced to time served and 12 months of probation. Her driver’s license was suspended.

Jo Jackson apparently didn’t take the opportunity she was handed to make the best of her life. She didn’t try to atone for the life she took by becoming a model citizen and doing good works. Instead she took up drinking in a big way.

At 9 p.m. on June 8, 2014, an intoxicated Jo Jackson was driving her Toyota Sequoia in Fayetteville. She was at the Sonic Drive-In at 2908 N. College Avenue. Joshua Garrett, the manager of the Sonic, saw Jo Jackson’s efforts to drive while drunk.

“She pulled through our lot and came through our parking lot,” Joshua Garrett reported. “She hit our trash cans and then backed up and proceeded to hit them again. She almost drove straight into the glass at the Tune Concrete Co. back here. She actually pulled up on the curb and got really close and then stopped.”

Joshua Garrett did the right thing and called the police. The responding officer I’m sure was somewhat surprised to find that Jo Jackson was not wearing pants or underpants when he asked her to get out of her car. The intoxicated woman wrapped herself in a blanket to cover herself.

The officer, naturally, asked Jo Jackson why she wasn’t wearing pants or underwear. Her answer was she was “just going to get something for dinner”. Good answer. Makes sense to me. *snark*

The officer noticed that Jo Jackson had “bloodshot, watery eyes” and had a small, empty bottle of wine in her cup holder. The woman admitted she’d had a couple of glasses of wine.

Jo Jackson refused to take road sobriety tests because of her lack of pants, but the police were able to administer a horizontal gaze nystagmus test. I’m guessing she failed.

At the detention centre, Jo Jackson’s blood alcohol level was .14. Not good. That was way above the legal limit of .08. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving on a suspended or revoked license. She was sprung from jail on a $1780 bond.

And did the woman learn from this experience? Hell no! On August 8, 2014, she did it again! She was intoxicated and driving her car at the Walmart Pharmacy lane on Mall Avenue. More accurately she was trying to drive her car — she kept hitting poles instead. A witness called 911.

Police pulled over the drunken loser for a chat. Jo Jackson admitted to drinking half a bottle of wine as well as taking Hydrocodone and Adavan. There were open wine containers in her car. And big surprise — Jo Jackson failed a field sobriety test.

At least this time she had her pants on.

The police arrested her drunken ass for the second time this summer. She was charged with DWI, driving on a suspended license, reckless driving, having no proof of insurance and violating implied consent (not sure what that means). She bonded out of jail again, this time on a $2000 bond.

And did Jo Jackson learn her lesson yet? Hell no! At 3:30 p.m. on August 24, 2014, police were called to College Avenue and Cleburn Street. A car had been reported swerving dangerously. The driver had stopped the car in the middle of lanes for oncoming traffic. The driver was, of course, Jo Jackson, and she was drunk as a skunk, as my mother would say.

The responding officer noted alcohol on the woman’s breath, and her speech was slow and slurred. There was an open bottle of Sutter Home wine in the centre console, still half full. The car smelled of booze.

Jo Jackson was made to take a field sobriety test, and she failed. Her blood alcohol level was a frightening .21!

The police arrested and charged her with DWI, reckless driving, expired vehicle licensing, and driving on a suspended license. This time the judicial system took her more seriously and her bond was set at $20,000. Jo Jackson stayed in jail. Geez, it only took one death and 4 DWIs to get her drunken ass off the streets.

On September 24, 2014, Jo Jackson, now 53, pled guilty to the June and August DWIs. She was sentenced to serve only 9 months in jail, and fined $2,000. WTH?!?!

I admit I am outraged by the piddly-ass sentence Jo Lynn Jackson received. It’s only through sheer luck that more people didn’t die this summer because the drunken loser can’t learn or doesn’t care.

Jo Jackson has one more trial to go through — this time for her 3rd DWI of the year. I’m keeping fingers crossed that the judge will recognize what a threat she is and throw the book at her. I shall try to keep readers posted – reminders are welcome.

Make no mistake, people of Fayetteville, Jo Jackson definitely is a threat. On her latest binge she hit poles in parking lots! She swerved dangerously in traffic! She stopped her car in oncoming lanes — in the middle of the day! It was only through sheer luck that she didn’t hit a person or cause an accident injuring other people.

Obviously Jo Lynn Jackson has no control over herself any more. She has no conscience left to keep her sober, or at least to stop her driving. She doesn’t care about rules and laws meant to keep people safe. She doesn’t care about innocent people – even her own daughter – whose lives are endangered by her selfish, drunken behaviour.

Worse than that, it seems Jo Jackson doesn’t even care that, because of her, a good man is dead and his family devastated. Or maybe she uses that fact as an excuse to get drunk and drugged up.

If the Arkansas courts don’t stop Jo Jackson by placing her behind bars for some serious time, I doubt anything will stop her. And if she isn’t stopped, somebody else will likely die or be maimed, maybe even Jo Jackson herself.

RIP, Jackie Luper. I’m glad Fayetteville honoured his life and his contributions to the city so appropriately and significantly by naming a boulevard after him.

And to the residents of Arkansas, stay safe. Demand that penalties for first time DWI offenders are harsh. Obviously leniency didn’t stop Jo Lynn Jackson or even slow her down.

With any luck, Jo Lynn Jackson will spend her time in prison nurturing her conscience and learning to live sober. I hope she gets all the treatment she needs to turn into a decent human being once more — not for her sake but for the sake of her future and past victims.

Fayetteville Flyer news article – 2011 arrest
Ozarks First article – death of Jackie Luper
Arkansas Matters article – DWI arrest
5NewsOnline article – June DWI arrest
NWAHomepage.com article – 2nd DWI arrest
5NewsOnline article – 3rd DWI arrest
4029TV.com article – sentence

17 Responses to Jo Lynn Jackson

  1. LeoAPM says:

    Basically, when you’re driving a vehicle, you’re technically giving the officer the consent to search your vehicle or to test you for intoxication.
    That’s implied consent.

    • cleo says:

      Thank you, LeoAPM, for the explanation. I like to learn something new every day, and that was definitely something new.

    • LexiR says:

      So to violate implied consent, she refused to let them test her or search her vehicle? Sorry, I don’t drive and am just trying to be clear on the whole thing.

      • anna says:

        Implied consent refers to sobriety test only.

      • LeoAPM says:

        Kinda.
        It works like a contract, you can drive, but you also gave permission to a officer to investigate if he suspect something is wrong.
        Here in Brazil, if a officer suspect someone to be drunk, they offer the suspect a number of tests, and the suspect can lawfully reject it. However, the test take at the PD are mandatory, and if the suspect fail, their may receive a harsher penalty because he “violated his contract”.
        I hope this didn’t make things more confusing.

    • anna says:

      Implied consent refers to the sobriety test only and NOT a search of your car. Too many people don’t know their rights and let cops search their car!

  2. moodymagic says:

    I do hope Jo does some more serious time for her disgusting drunk behavior what a role model for her young daughter.

  3. Krissi says:

    RIP Jackie Luper! People like Jo Lynn Jackson just sicken me. One of my good friends lost his mother because of a drunk driver. These types of people have absolutely zero regard for human life and deserve to be locked up for a good long time!

  4. bulldoggy says:

    Drunks, and I’ve known a few, only change after they hit bottom. This dim dame should’ve hit bottom when she killed that man. She should’ve been sent away for a long stretch in prison instead of coddled. Being given a soft sentence like that only allowed her to sink further into the bottle. Hopefully the next trial will finally scare her sober. Otherwise who will she run over next? The kids in her neighbourhood?

    • Bengalpuss. says:

      Fucking hell bulldoggy, if killing a guy hasn’t given her reason enough to stop drinking then what will? Unfortunately this selfish pissed up twat will either have to kill somebody else or kill herself to stop her antics. Anybody woulda realized after killing that poor fella that they had a serious problem and stopped, this stupid bitch has been arrested 3 times after killing that man and she was driving pissed, she deserves jail time and a long sentence in my view.

  5. Rhonda says:

    I agree she should have went to prison and the fact that she continues to drink tells me she has learned nothing from this experience except for well maybe in her mind it’s okay to be drunk even if drinking turns you into a murderess because oh well what the hell it’s not like some dumb ass judge won’t let you get away with it.

  6. Aletheia says:

    Why was this woman still allowed to own a car, for Pete’s sake?

  7. Christina says:

    She’s at it again. Arrested June 24, 2015, for reckless burning and public intoxication.

  8. NWARK Resident says:

    She did it again, arrested for drunk driving in Bentonville, Arkansas in October 2015. Nobody around here understands why this woman is not in prison.

  9. Fayetteville Guy says:

    Once again! October 15, 2015. Arrested at 21C Hotel in Bentonville for public intox and shoplifting from the gift shop. What an emberrasement for our are, why is she still on the loose? Its only a matter of time before she kills someone else. Unfortunately, it seems like someone else is going to lose their life before the courts deal with her properly.

    • Bengalpuss. says:

      Unbelievable, and let me guess, she got bail? This dim wit isn’t gonna stop until she kills someone else or herself, hope its the latter because she’s Fucking dangerous while she’s alive. What will it take to send her to jail for a long long time? Looks like somebody is gonna have to die for that to happen.

  10. Lexi bronson says:

    It is September 2017.Jo has still not been sentenced for her last three rounds of charges.Now her daughter delaney jackson is 18 and was arrested on felony drug possession and domestic battery.At this point the father should be charged also for allowing this behavior and paying to get them out.Wh taylor is a great lawyer.Thats why she never pays but he needs to quit on this case.Its causing more harm than good.No amount of $ would get me to defend these pos.Why hasnt jo been sentenced?Is our community going to let her go unpunished?call washington county court and prosecutors,tv and get answers.

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