Jett Williams Arrested on DUI Charges

February 25, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  11 Comments

jett-williamsJett Williams, the daughter of country legend Hank Williams Sr. and the half-sister of Hank Williams Jr., was arrested early Tuesday morning for DUI in Lebanon, Tennessee. The 61-year-old Jett Williams Adkinson was observed by Lebanon police swerving in between lanes in a 1998 Jaguar when police pulled her over at 2:30 AM. According to police, Jett smelled of alcohol, and had slurred speech and admitted to drinking two beers. She failed a field sobriety test, and was arrested.

Williams was also cited for not wearing a seat belt and for no proof of insurance. She was later released from the Wilson County Jail on $1,000 bond. According to police, her current address is Hartsville, TN, just north and east of Lebanon.

Jett is a country music performer and the co-executor of the Hank Williams estate. She is the daughter of Hank Williams Sr. and Bobby Jett, who Hank had a brief relationship with between his two marriages. She was born five days after Hank’s death, and was adopted by Hank’s mother, Lillian Stone after her birth. When Lillian passed away in 1955, Jett became a ward of the state before being adopted, and lost touch with her Hank Williams lineage. In 1985, she was found by the Alabama State Court to be the daughter of Hank Williams, and was awarded a half-share of the estate. Jett’s husband, lawyer Keith Adkinson, died in June of 2013.

11 Comments to “Jett Williams Arrested on DUI Charges”

  • Driving while drunk or high will always be a scourge and a curse until all of our cars are on Google auto-pilot. It sucks for her that she has to undergo the public scrutiny and shame, but better that than a tragedy. Please don’t drink and drive.


  • Who’s that guy in the picture?


  • That poor family and their demons. It’s funny, Hank 3 is the most notorious of all the Williams’s, so how is he able to avoid this kind of bad publicity.


    • Hank3’s not just stupid. That’s all. You don’t have to be a ‘good boy’ to avoid problems with the law.


  • So Jett Williams is the latest addition to the ‘country music dodgy mug shots’ collection!


  • Even though she may be “ridin’ on his name” harder than Jr., III, or Holly ever would think of, it’s sad to see someone make such a poor decision, but angering to think that someone could have died because of it. Also a little tidbit; if Jett really did only get drunk off of “two beers” then it looks like she may have picked up the alcohol tolerance of her daddy. Ol’ Hank apparantely could get blasted off of just one.


  • Hopefully she wasn’t texting and driving, which has proven to be significantly more dangerous than drinking and driving. Of course, then it wouldn’t be a story, because the real point of DUI’s is so the police and MADD can collect money, and so the neo-Prohibitionists can shame people who drink (often while pushing for the legalization of marijuana.)


  • Well, this happened near Cumberland Heights Treatment Center, where I hope she matriculates into in short order.

    This is sad, but I sure hope that it represents a turning point in her life.


  • I’ve got no sympathy for anyone who get arrested for dui.


  • You sure that’s not Vince Neil???


  • Why do they always admit to “two beers”? That’s like a running joke among our friends in “law enforcement”.


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