Tag Archives for DUI

Spike in DWIs During Holiday Season

Houston has long been known as a city with a high DUI rate, but with the 2012 holiday season statistics released, it’s become apparent that 2013 needs to see a serious change. According to MyFoxHouston, 105 people were arrested on suspicion of drinking while intoxicated on New Year’s Eve in the eight-county region surrounding Houston. Fifteen of those, according to Fox, “happened in Montgomery County, the same place where six people lost their lives in alcohol-related crashes over the Fourth 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


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


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


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


Drunk Driver Kills Three in Head-On Crash on Texas I-45

Sunday morning, just after 1:30 am a Montgomery County Dispatcher with a sense of urgency in her voice, reported a vehicle traveling north in the southbound lanes of I –45 approaching Research. Shenandoah Officers jumped the median and stopped all traffic on I-45 southbound with the intention of taking the vehicle as it got to them. But within seconds, a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy called for an ambulance and fire equipment at I-45 just north of Woodlands Parkway. He reported Read More


Texas Man Receives 4th DWI and Child Endangerment

A Texas man has been arrested for 4th Offense DWI and Child Endangerment. On June 19 around 7:00 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling the area of Highway 27 North in Sulphur when he was flagged down in reference to a man who appeared to be intoxicated, later identified as Allen W. Robinson, Sr., 53, 1671 Sawmill Road, Dayton, Texas, allegedly beating on the gas pump at a nearby gas station. Upon arrival, the deputy was advised Read More


Driver Convicted of Four DWIs Involved in Fatal Accident

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that 64-year-old Casimiro Campos is facing his fifth DWI accusation over a 20-year period. This time, however, his allegedly drunken driving took the life of his passenger, 46-year-old Amelia Perez, and Campos is facing felony murder rather than DWI charges. On May 23, 2012, Campos was driving his Chevy Suburban when he was involved in a minor wreck with some other vehicles. Instead of stopping, Campos sped up and crashed his vehicle into a nearby Read More


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