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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]