Good luck, Mindy!

McCready’s Grand Troubles
“This is going to ruin my career. Please don’t do this to me.”
So pleaded Mindy McCready as she tried to talk cops out of arresting her for alleged drunken driving, a police officer testified Tuesday in Nashville, according to the Nashville Tennessean.
As the police blotter shows, McCready’s reputed lobbying effort failed. The troubled country singer, whose career has stalled as personal and legal troubles have mounted, was booked May 6 on suspicion of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.
A passenger, James Shell, also was arrested, the Tennessean said. He was dinged, in part, for allegedly allowing McCready to get behind the wheel.
Following Tuesday’s court hearing, the case was turned over to the grand jury of Davidson County, Tennessee. It’ll be up to the panelists to decide if McCready is to be indicted on DUI charges. If she is, and if she’s found guilty, the Associated Press said, she’ll face at least two days in jail and nearly one year on probation.
McCready, who turns 30 on Nov. 30, already is in hot water for allegedly violating the terms of her probation in a drug case handed down in Williamson County, Tennessee. A court hearing on that matter is scheduled for Monday.
Nearly a decade ago, McCready was a rising teenage star with a hit album, Ten Thousand Angels, and a number one single, “Guys Do It All the Time.”
Today, McCready is three years and counting between new albums and a cautionary tale fit for The Oprah Winfrey Show, which she appeared on last week to talk about the boyfriend, William McKnight, who allegedly almost choked her to death. The happy couple–McCready told Winfrey she’s still in love with McKnight–are currently expecting their first child.
Other recent McCready hits include: the time she was accused of using a fake prescription to score OxyContin; the time she OD’d in a suicide attempt; the time she faced charges for allegedly sort-of stealing a pickup truck (she said she was trying to help police catch the real criminal–the case was dismissed last week); the other time she OD’d in a second apparent suicide attempt; and the time she was jailed for an alleged probation violation.
“You are truly messed up. You really are,” Winfrey told McCready on the talk-host’s show. “You are truly messed up.”
Concurred McCready: “It’s true.”