Nearly nude driver gets 18-month jail term
A Hiram woman who led police on a high-speed chase through Geauga County while wearing next to nothing was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in jail.
Erin B. Holdsworth, 29, will spend at least 10 months behind bars. Six months of the sentence were suspended by Judge Terri L. Stupica and Holdsworth also gets credit for the two months she already spent locked up, court records show.
Holdsworth was arrested around 4 a.m. Oct. 11 for driving at speeds upward of 128 mph while headed eastbound on Route 422, about a half-mile east of the Bainbridge-Solon line.
A Geauga County Sheriff’s deputy laid down stop sticks near the eastbound entrance ramp to Route 422 from Route 44, west of La Due Reservoir.
The stop sticks were successful in deflating the driver’s side tires of the 2002 Mazda 626 Holdsworth was driving.
When she exited her vehicle, Holdsworth was wearing only a G-string, fishnet tube top and high heels, according to police records.
She previously pleaded no contest and was convicted on charges of OVI, driving with a suspended license and fleeing and eluding, according to court records.
Additional charges of criminal damaging, reckless operation and speeding were dismissed.
Holdsworth initially posted bond and in January Stupica granted her driving privileges to take her children to school or herself to work.
However, at a July court appearance, Holdsworth tested positive for THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana, and was ordered to await sentencing behind bars.