Mr. David Hunter


Prosecutors Seek Prison Time for Illegal Immigrant in Fatal DWI Case

According to the Houston Chronicle, the punishment phase has begun for twice-deported Mexican citizen Johoan Rodriguez, who has now pled guilty to intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer. On May 29, 2011, the 27-year-old Rodriguez was driving with a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit when he barreled through an area that was blocked off by flares and police cars due to an earlier car wreck. Going an estimated 90 mph at the time of the Read More

Drunk Woman Attempts to Run Over Houston Officer With Car

According to the Houston Chronicle, 30-year-old Joana Jaqueline Rodriguez has been charged with aggravated assault after she tried to hit Ignacio Lopez, a Houston Police Department officer, with her car when he started to arrest her for public intoxication. Lopez had responded to a report of a trespasser from Rodriguez and a neighbor. He noticed that during the interview, Rodriguez smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and unsteady balance, and acted aggressively toward him. Rodriguez attempted to get into her Read More

Arming the issues resulting from DWI accidents & credit cards in Texas

It is true that if you fall deep into credit card debt, you may have to face some complexities, and may even end up hurting your financial status for the same. However, still there are some options through which you may be able to pay down your credit card debt. For example, you can settle credit card debt, thereby lowering the amount to be paid by you against the credit cards. But, when the question of driving under influence (DUI) Read More

Texas Deputy Charged with DWI With a Child

According to an article in the Houston Chronicle, law enforcement officials found off-duty Harris County Precinct 3 Deputy Constable Henry Ervin Williams passed out drunk in his idling pickup truck with his four-year-old son last week in a residential area. EMS workers initially were unable to rouse Williams, who eventually awoke and appeared intoxicated as he stumbled out of the vehicle and was unable to speak clearly. Williams was taken to an area hospital where blood test were performed. The Read More

Texas Woman Facing Felony DWI Charges

One young Texas woman has been charged with felony intoxication after a DWI accident that injured a police officer. Early on the morning of April 22, 2012, 25-year-old Calli Dretke rear-ended a Blood Alcohol Testing Van that was parked on the side of the road. According to the Montgomery County Police Reporter, the van had responded to an officer’s call for back-up in dealing with an unruly prisoner that was being transported. After hitting the van, causing extensive damage, Dretke Read More

Texas DWI Accident Results in Unique Sentencing for Houston Man

In addition to prison time, one Houston man is being forced to serve an unusual punishment for his drunk driving conviction and DWI accident that killed another man. According to abcnews, in June of 2011, 39-year-old Michael Giacona ran a red light while drunk, hitting a car driven by 20-year-old Aaron Pennywell. Pennywell was thrown from his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck. Like many who are convicted of drunk driving in Texas, Giacona was sentenced Read More

Texas Motorcycle Accident Could Result in DWI Charges

A DWI conviction in Fort Bend County, Texas, can have numerous negative implications, among them significant fines, driver’s license suspension, higher car insurance rates, and a permanent criminal record. On top of these penalties, some Fort Bend DWI offenders must also live with the fact that they injured or killed another person due to their drinking and driving. Those who are responsible for a DWI accident that kills another person can be charged with intoxicated assault, and if convicted, they Read More

Multiple DWI offender facing murder charges after deadly drunk driving accident

The Fort Bend County, Texas, Grand Jury recently indicted a 24-year-old man on multiple charges based on a December 2011 drunk driving accident that killed  Nancy Krenek, a mother of six. According to an article from abc 13, Sean Michael Adams is facing charges including intoxicated assault and murder. Although it’s relatively uncommon for a drunk driver to face a murder charge in Texas, prosecutors say they chose to proceed with the murder charge because the defendant had three prior Read More

Harsher Penalties for Texas Police Officers Charged with DWI

On Monday December 26th, a Fort Worth Police Officer was arrested for driving while intoxicated and for providing a firearm to a felon.  The incidents preceding this arrest occurred at 4:40 in the morning when Officer Daniel Gonzalez and ex-con, Bobby Joe Newton drove around.  They took turns shooting at street lamps and traffic signs.   Gonzales joined the Police department in January 2002 and was assigned to the Central Patrol Division.  He has since been placed on restricted duty Read More

To test Intoxilyzer 8000, Florida Law Enforcement paid employees to get drunk

Facing the possibility of losing its key weapon against drunk drivers, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement decided it would pay some of its employees to — what else? — get drunk. So, one day in October, the state’s version of the FBI shelled out $330 on Jim Beam whiskey and other booze, along with mixers and some Doritos, and invited 15 employees to headquarters to imbibe on work time. With a video camera recording, the FDLE crime analysts, staff Read More

Christmas and New Year’s Eve News in Texas

The winter holidays are always dangerous when it comes to drinking and driving.  Police officers are often on patrol during Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  The Department of Public Safety is always looking for speeders, possibly intoxicated drivers and people not wearing seat belts but much more so during the holidays. DPS troopers during the past Christmas holidays arrested 651 drivers for DWI and issued 15,400 speeding tickets and 2,580 safety restraint violations. The New Year’s holiday period resulted in Read More

Sunday Morning DWI Mayhem in Texas

During the morning of November 13th, two accidents occurred around the same time and in the same place.  At 1:30 am on Sunday just outside of Palestine, Texas two crashes occurred that left one dead, four injured and three in jail for drinking related charges.   At that time a Chevy Tahoe driven by Erik Shawn Green drifted past the center lane of highway 287 and crashed into a Nissan Xterra.  Betsey Salazar was pronounced dead on the scene by Read More

Plea Deal for Honor Student in DWI Trial

Bethany Leigh Denman was by all counts a very intelligent girl.  She was a Sam Houston State University honors student.  She was a biological science major there and made the dean’s list and had taken the MCAT test to go to medical school.  Despite all of her accomplishments she made a stupid decision to drink and drive in February 2010. Authorities reported that Denman left a San Antonio Chili’s restaurant after consuming too much alcohol and decided to drive herself Read More

‘Tis the Season to Have a Safe Holiday in Texas

Holidays are always a nice time.  Visions of carolers, gingerbread houses, family visits and holiday parties dance in our heads when we think of the holidays.  Texas Department of Transportation is making an effort to advertise the benefits of keeping these holidays safe for people on the road.  Throughout the month of December, office break rooms, convenience stores, bars and restaurants, gas stations and movie theaters will use advertisements from TxDOT, urging Texans to celebrate responsibly. “The holidays can mean Read More

Texas Extreme DWI Law May Have You Think Twice About Drunk Driving

With the holiday season in full swing, Austin, Texas police will be sure to enforce the new “Extreme DWI Law”, that went into effect on September 1st, 2011. Before the new DWI law was passed, motorists that were caught driving under the influence of alcohol with a .08 BAC level and above were only charged with a Class B misdemeanor, facing 6 months maximum jail time. Now if you are charged and arrested for being “extremely drunk”, meaning your blood Read More