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Solution to Saving Your License

The unthinkable happened. It was a Saturday night and you were hanging out with your friends. You were enjoying yourself and you decided to have a few drinks. Just a few, then you would head home. It is not like you have not done it before. People drink and drive all the time. As long you aren’t drunk, then it will be ok. Then, you are driving home and you see the bright lights flashing in your rearview mirror. You Read More


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


Texas prosecutor suggests reducing DWI fatalities with sobriety checkpoints

A recent topic of debate in Texas has been whether or not police should be allowed to operate random checkpoints on highways to discourage drunken driving, according to a DWI prosecutor. 38 states currently allow law enforcement officials to set up these sobriety checkpoints, but Texas is not yet one of them, said W. Clay Abbott, DWI resource prosecutor with the Texas District and County Attorneys Association. He added that if Texas was added to that list, however, it would Read More


Above the Law

We all count on our police officers to not only do their job and do it well, but to also be prime examples of honor, integrity and lawfulness. We trust them to take care of small and large issues for the best of the community. When the trust is lost, it is hard to look at them once again in the same light. Forth Worth, Texas, police officer, Nicholas Ramirez, was arrested Wednesday, January 2, 2013, for driving while intoxicated. Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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