Laredo Woman Arrested for Drinking and Driving and Fleeing

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Laredo woman was taken into custody on November 30 for allegedly drinking and driving and fleeing the scene of an accident she caused. Officers were dispatched to the scene of an accident involving injuries. When officers arrived, they saw a silver Mazda 6 and a Jeep Liberty with heavy front-en...

Study Shows Increase in Drinking and Driving Among Veterans

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

A recent study found that drinking and driving and binge drinking among veterans have increased in recent years. Since 2013, the incidence of binge drinking has increased from 14 percent to nearly 16 percent. Binge drinking is defined by consuming over four drinks for women and over five drinks f...

Sugar Land Man Sentenced to Probation for First Texas DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, police officers responded to calls about an early morning crash on Highway 59 in Stafford. When they arrived on the scene, they began to suspect that at least one of the drivers involved in the accident was intoxicated. Officers questioned 44-year-old Richard Robert Bryant and...

Police On Alert for DWI This Thanksgiving

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

This year, more than 4 million people in the state of Texas are expected to travel at least 50 miles to celebrate Thanksgiving. The holidays are often a time to relax with family and, if you're of age, enjoy a few drinks. Be careful if you decide to get behind the wheel on Thanksgiving. Texas Sta...

Texas Man Sentenced to 55 Years for Fatal DWI Accident

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

In March 2017, 21-year-old Jack Young crashed his pickup truck into a church bus in South Texas. More than a dozen people were killed in the accident. Young was arrested on suspicion of DWI and subsequently charged with multiple counts of intoxication manslaughter. An investigation found that the...

Houston Mother Arrested on Suspicion of DWI With Children

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Houston woman is facing felony criminal DWI charges for allegedly driving drunk with her two small children in the vehicle. The woman wasn't actually behind the wheel at the time of her arrest. She was reportedly slumped over the vehicle's door frame when officers arrived on the scene. Police d...

Dangers of Lowering the Legal Limit to .05 Percent

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

This December, Utah will become the first state in the country to reduce the legal limit for driving while intoxicated from .08 percent to .05 percent. The state's new law comes on the heels of a national poll conducted by the Texas Medical Center Health Policy. The study found that 54 percent of...

Houston Firefighter Arrested for DWI After Off-Duty Crash

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Getting a DWI in Houston can adversely affect your ability to work. After a recent DWI arrest, a local Houston firefighter is learning this lesson the hard way. According to reports, Severiano Vasquez was arrested on suspicion of DWI earlier this month after crashing his car into a light post. Ev...

Nine Arrested in Houston for DWI With a Child

Posted by Doug Murphy | Oct 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

In September, more than 50 people were arrested on felony DWI charges in Houston. Most felony arrests were based on the fact that drivers had at least two prior DWI convictions. Nine drivers, however, were arrested for felony DWI because they had a child with them in the vehicle. Driving while in...

Houston Man Arrested for DWI After Out-of-State Accident

Posted by Doug Murphy | Oct 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

What happens when are you arrested for DWI in another state? Dustin Calhoun, a 22-year-old Houston man, will find out in the very near future. Earlier this month, Calhoun was charged with DWI in Missouri after he drove his pickup truck into a tree. He could still face consequences at home in Texa...

Galveston County Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Oct 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Galveston County man recently learned the hard way that driving while intoxicated can have serious consequences. According to reports, the man was found while passed out in his SUV in a parking lot, surrounded by empty beer bottles. Chemical tests showed that his blood alcohol concentration was...

UT Volleyball Standout Gets Her Day in Texas Court

Posted by Doug Murphy | Sep 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Micaya White, a standout on the University of Texas Volleyball team, will finally get her day in court to dispute driving while intoxicated charges stemming from a 2017 arrest. The trial is scheduled to begin on January 14 of next year. White, the 2018 Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, was ar...

What Are No Refusal Weekends?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Sep 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2014, the Texas Court of Appeals determined that the state's DWI implied consent law was unconstitutional. Under the law, all drivers were automatically required to submit to chemical testing when requested by a police officer. In other words, getting behind the wheel triggered consent for tes...

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