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Travel Safely During the Holidays in Texas

Drinking and driving during the holidays has always been more of a problem than during other times of the year. Many people have time off work, travel home to spend time with family who they don’t see often, and try to relax and have a good time with a few drinks. Last year during Christmas and New Years, the Texas Department of Public Safety patrol cars arrested over 1100 drivers for driving while intoxicated. The Texas Department of Public Safety Read More


Holiday Season Reminders

With the holiday season at hand, many of us will be visiting family and relatives, and a lot of us will be using a car to get to those relatives’ houses. Halloween and Thanksgiving are already behind us, and as one of our earlier posts informed you, Thanksgiving was very peaceful when it comes to drunk driving and car accidents. Nevertheless, when you are visiting your family and loved ones, and having some wine or a beer during your visits, Read More


Man Charged with DWI After Almost Hitting Police Cruiser

A 24 year old College Station man has been charged with a Class A misdemeanor for driving while intoxicated, and a Class B misdemeanor for causing an accident involving damage to a vehicle after a series of events, including almost striking a police car, sideswiping another vehicle and then ending up driving a bicycle in a ditch. According to a report in The Eagle, a police officer was stopped on the west feeder road of Texas 6 and noticed a Read More


Family in Critical Condition from Mom’s Mistake

In the morning of November 11th, six family members were driving on the highway in Katy, TX.  While it is not known where they were headed, the hour was early as Lourdes Lopez ran a red light at the intersection of Fry Rd and Katy Freeway.  The 22 year old was suspected of DWI after her car was T-boned by a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck.  The accident occurred around 3 o’clock in the morning. While no one in the Read More


Teen Arrested for DUI

A 16-year-old man was arrested in early November and charged with driving under the influence after “crashing his pickup truck into two deputies,” according to YourHoustonNews.com. The accident happened in the middle of the night when the teenager, who was traveling southbound on Highway 6, crossed over into the northbound lane and hit the squad car head-on. He was arrested at the scene before conclusive toxicology results were released, but the crash occurred with enough force to not only smash Read More


Texas Woman Faces Murder Charges After DWI Death of San Marcos Teenager

A Gonzales County woman faces murder charges after hitting and killing a San Marcos teen over the summer with her truck. Alice Ramos was accused of driving drunk. The KVUE Defenders uncovered it’s Ramos’ fourth DWI arrest. Now the teen’s mother questions if the justice system failed her son. “I don’t understand how I don’t remember anything, but it’s probably best I don’t,” said Scott Hamm, who doesn’t remember the August morning when a SUV hit his truck head-on on Read More


Former Texas State Representative Accused of DWI

Jack Stick was a former state representative for the state of Texas in Austin.  He also spent time as municipal judge in the city of Bee Cave in Travis County.  His most recent position is as the deputy inspector general for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.  He had seen a lot of success in that position, overseeing an increase in Medicaid fraud cases.  Unfortunately for Stick, he was arrested in September under suspicion of DWI.  And now, much Read More


Witness to Three-Car Crash Arrested for DWI

In an unusual DWI arrest case reported by KHOU.com; a witness who stopped to help his girlfriend, who was involved in a three-car crash, was determined to be intoxicated by authorities and arrested for DWI. A woman was driving her sedan late at night when she failed to pay attention and hit the back of another vehicle. As a result of this collision, the second vehicle then rear-ended a third vehicle. The woman in the first vehicle was injured, and sent Read More


Texas Tech’s Darrin Moore gets Pretrial Diversion for DWI

The Texas Tech wide receiver Darrin Moore was pulled over and arrested for drinking and driving in April of this year. ESPN reports that he was subsequently suspended from the team last month because of this arrest. He has agreed to enter into a pretrial diversion program as this is his first and only criminal offense. The terms of this agreement state that he will commit no new offenses, refrain from further consumption of alcohol, he will talk about the Read More


Texas Man Gets 45 Years In Prison For Fifth DWI

NYDailyNews.com reported a story by CBS Dallas about a Texas man who got a sentence of 45 years in prison for his fifth drunk driving conviction. Stephen Andrew Hall, 59, received the punishment in May, and he will have to serve at least a quarter of his sentence before a parole hearing. Tarrant County Assistant Attorney Erin Cofer commented on the matter saying that “the 45-year sentence was fitting considering his prior DWI history.” “The sentence ensures that he will Read More


Harris County District Attorney Wants to Destroy Evidence

In DWI and other criminal trails, DNA evidence is often integral to the final ruling of innocence or guilt.  DNA has also been important evidence in exoneration and appeal cases for the wrongly accused.  Yet, in a much criticized effort to clean up space for other DNA samples, Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos wants to destroy thousands of vials of blood. “These blood vials simply sit, unused and unwanted, in secure refrigeration units, taking up valuable space and requiring Read More


Texas Strip Club to be Sued Over DWI Death of Teenager

Lawsuits arising from DWI charges  are generally against the driver of the vehicle. But in this case, the suit is against a strip club in Texas that served the driver, Erasmo Ramirez, too much alcohol. Ramirez left the club with a blood alcohol level of at least 0.295 on the night of the accident. The problem for the club, Rick’s Cabaret, is that they allegedly served alcohol to Ramirez after he became intoxicated. The proof, plaintiffs say, is in their Read More


Dean of Texas A&M School of Government Arrested for DUI in Washington

The dean of Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service and the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq has been arrested for driving under the influence. KREM, the CBS affiliate in Spokane, Washington, reports Ryan Crocker was arrested August 14. His blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit, according to Spokane Police. Crocker is a native of Spokane. According to authorities, the 63-year-old attempted to make a right-hand turn from a left-hand lane and hit a Read More


Drunk Driver Severely Injures Girl in Vehicle Collision

A 29-year-old Cleveland man is facing intoxication assault charges in the Harris County District Court after he allegedly drove drunk at least 30 miles per hour over the posted speed limit and caused a collision that led to significant injuries. Witnesses reported that Charles Christopher Roberts was driving his black 1998 Saturn at about 70 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone when he flipped off another driver and sped past him. The story in the Houston Read More


Country Star Randy Travis Arrested Naked in Texas DUI

Randy Travis was charged with driving while intoxicated and threatening law officers after the country singer crashed his car and was found naked and combative at the scene, Texas officials said last week. It was the second arrest this year for Travis, who was cited in February for public intoxication. A photo released by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office shows a battered-looking Travis in a T-shirt, with a black eye and dried blood on his face. He later walked out Read More