Penalties for DWI

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When asked to take a breath or blood test to find the alcohol content, it is in your best interest to take the test, or rise having your license taken away immediately and suspended for six months. If you are found to be intoxicated above the legal level of .08, there are consequences for different […]

Texas prosecutor suggests reducing DWI fatalities with sobriety checkpoints

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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 […]

Above the Law

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DWI – 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 […]

Travel Safely During the Holidays in Texas

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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 […]

Holiday Season Reminders

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drunk driving 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 […]

Man Charged with DWI After Almost Hitting Police Cruiser

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Witness to Three-Car Crash Arrested for DWI

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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 […]

Texas Tech’s Darrin Moore gets Pretrial Diversion for DWI

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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 […]

Texas Man Gets 45 Years In Prison For Fifth DWI

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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 […]

Texas Strip Club to be Sued Over DWI Death of Teenager

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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

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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 […]

Drunk Driver Severely Injures Girl in Vehicle Collision

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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 […]

Alcohol-Related Collision with Horse-Drawn Carriage Leaves One Dead, Four Injured

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KRIV Fox Houston recently reported that 21-year-old Michael Shane Grayson has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and four counts of intoxication assault after his car collided with the back end of a horse-drawn carriage in Galveston. As a result of the accident, a Sugarland man who was a passenger in the carriage was killed, and […]

Texas Deputy Charged with DWI With a Child

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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 […]