Suspect Drags Officer and Reveals Overprotection of Police

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

A recent incident in Montgomery County highlights how hyper-protective Texas laws are for police officers in the line of duty: after fleeing a traffic stop and allegedly dragging a police officer for a few yards, a suspect is being charged not with a misdemeanor assault, but with the serious felo...

Ex-NFL Star Vince Young Arrested for DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ex-NFL quarterback and University of Texas star Vince Young was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Missouri City, Texas. According to police, Mr. Young admitted to drinking several beers before getting behind the wheel. He also apparently failed a field sobriety test. Tha...

Man arrested for DWI Faces Ninth Charge

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Houston man is facing a charge of driving while impaired after already having eight previous convictions of the offense. The driver was arrested after sideswiping a car on the highway, and the breathalyzer test read that his blood alcohol content (BAC) was .22, nearly four times the legal limit...

DWI Charges and The Fourth Amendment

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Houston driver was arrested for driving while impaired after driving the wrong way down the Southwest Freeway. Police caught up with the driver at the Kirby exit, where the vehicle was parked in the main lanes of the highway. The driver's doors were locked and he was asleep inside his vehicle. ...

DWI with a Commercial Driver's License

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

CDL truck drivers are in high demand in Texas and that's a good thing because the pay is excellent. The only problem: possessing a commercial driver's license (CDL) carries more responsibility than a normal driver's license. If you have ever been driving your truck after you had a glass of an alc...

How to Know if Your Traffic Stop in Houston was Unlawful

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

It's late at night and maybe you just left a bar or maybe you didn't, but a police officer pulls you over. You can't recall anything you did wrong. Were you speeding? No. Did you swerve? No. Did you accelerate unexpectedly but for no apparent reason? No. Did you forget to use your turn signal? No...

Holiday Season Brings High Number of DWI Arrests in Houston

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The holiday season is generally always a busy time for law enforcement officers due to the number of intoxicated drivers on the roads, and Houston, Texas was no exception to the rule this year. Between December 26 and January 1st alone, officers of the Houston Police Department arrested 346 drive...

Can an Anonymous Tip Justify a DWI Stop in Harris County?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Imagine you are driving home or to work and a Houston police officer pulls you over. You didn't run a red light. You weren't speeding. You used your turn signal to take a left. In order for a police officer in Harris County, Texas, or anywhere in Texas for that matter, to pull you over, they need...

Houston Public Affairs Officer Arrested for DWI

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

A Houston police officer has been arrested after a witness reported that he struck a guardrail and was weaving on the shoulder of Interstate 69 near Hillcroft. The witness began following the officer, who was driving a white Toyota Camry with a flat tire during the incident. The officer re-entere...

Montgomery County to Increase DWI Patrols Over the Holidays

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

Law enforcement in Montgomery County and the Shenandoah Police Departments have announced that they intend to increase patrols over the holidays in an effort to prevent drunk driving. They aren't the only police departments to be doing so: police departments in Houston and throughout the greater ...

Bexar County Deputy Resigns Following DWI Arrest

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

An off-duty Bexar County Sheriff's Department deputy has resigned following an arrest for suspected driving while intoxicated and drug possession. The arrest came after the officer was observed crashing into a concrete barrier. Sheriff Javier Salazar commented that the former deputy decided to r...

Sunland Park Man Guilty of Intoxication Manslaughter

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A jury has found a Sunland Park man guilty of intoxication manslaughter after an accident in 2017 caused fatal injuries for a 33-year-old El Paso nurse. The man struck a stop sign, which fell and struck the victim. Prosecutors told the jury that the man stepped on the gas instead of the brake pe...

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...

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