Dallas news anchor resigns from local NBC affiliate after pleading no contest in DWI case

Long-time Dallas news anchor Jane McGarry pleaded no contest to a driving while intoxicated charge resulting from a May arrest.

According to news reports, the 56-year-old woman was stopped by police on May 6th after failing to use a turn signal while changing lanes on the Dallas North Tollway.

Police stated that McGarry failed the field sobriety test administered to her, and she was found to have a blood alcohol content of .11. She has no priorDWI charges or arrests.

If you have been charged with drunk driving or another serious charge, you need experienced legal representation to help you through this challenging time. Contact the DWI defense lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Dallas: Three separate DWI arrests made in same area, same night

While Dallas police investigated an accident on North Central Expressway, three separate DWI arrests were made.

The incident began after 11:40 p.m. on Monday night when police were investigating a suspected DWI crash and second vehicle struck the stopped patrol car.

There were no injuries, but both drivers were arrested for a suspected DWI.  Just a little over an hour after the initial accident, the police officer, whose car was struck, stopped another driver for suspected drunk driving.

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Police officers arrested for DWI in Dallas

A Dallas police officer was arrested for a drunk driving after being involved in car accident on Lovers Lane.

According to officials, the officer was off-duty at the time of the crash when he drove off the side of the road just after 3 a.m. The crash occurred at the corner of Lovers Lane and Lemmon Avenue and the man was taken into custody shortly after the crash occurred.

The officer is currently on administrative leave while the investigation into he accident is underway. The man has been with the police force for four years.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime, these charges can turn your life upside down. Contact the Dallas DWI defense lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Dallas steps up DWI patrol during holiday season

The Dallas Police Department has announced that they will be stepping up patrol over the holiday season in order to prevent impaired drivers from being on the roadway.

The police department is teaming up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Department of Transportation in order to make this DWI initiative as effective as possible.

The initiative will work to keep more patrol officers on the road so that impaired drivers will remain off of the road. Drunk driving during the holidays is much more likely because holiday parties usually serve alcohol.

If you or a loved one has been charged with drunk driving, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007.

Twelve DWI arrests made on Halloween night

Police officials arrested twelve people for drunk driving on Halloween night in Austin and over 59 were charged over a 4-day period that included the weekend.

There was a No Refusal weekend in Austin during the Halloween weekend, which means that a suspected drunk driver can have their blood drawn if they refuse a breathalyzer test and police officers feel that there is reasonable cause.

The No Refusal policy is now over, but it began Friday night. Fifty-nine people were arrested for DWI in total and of those, 39 had their blood drawn. Some of the DWI arrests were extreme DWI, which is a new law that went into affect on Sept. 1 that occurs when a driver’s blood alcohol content is 0.15 or higher. The new law carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a fine of $4,000.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

45 arrested for DWIs in Dallas over ‘No Refusal’ weekend

Last weekend, police departments across the state participated in Texas’s first-ever “No Refusal” drunk driving initiative.  The campaign began at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 1 and lasted until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.

Over the weekend, drivers pulled over and suspected of drunk driving were not allowed to refuse a blood alcohol content test.  Officers used warrants to obtain blood samples from drivers that would not voluntarily give a sample or submit to a breath test.

In the Dallas area, 45 people were arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

If you or someone you know has been charged with driving while intoxicated in Dallas, contact the Dallas DWI defense attorney, Mark T. Lassiter, at (214) 845-7007 to learn more about your rights.

Many DWI bills still in committees, may not make it to laws

Before the 82nd legislative session multiple bills were filed by Republicans and Democrats to make punishments on driving while intoxicated much tougher, but with the session coming to a close it is thought that many of these bills will not become laws this year.

With only three weeks left in the session, many bills are still in committees and if they are not in the House or Senate by the end of the week, they will be dead. One representative is still hopeful that her bill will pass. The House Bill 3477 states that a driver that is convicted of a DWI five times, they will have their license suspended for 10 years.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007.

Houston police officer charged in drunk driving case

A 33-year-old Houston police officer has been charged with driving while intoxicated after he was pulled over on Interstate 45.

The man was driving his personal vehicle when he was pulled over around 2 a.m on Saturday morning. The man is an eight year veteran on the police force. The man then posted a $500 bond and was later released from jail.

Drunk driving charges can cause extreme stress and anxiety for a person. If you have been charged with a serious crime such as a DWI, contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter today by calling (214) 845-7007.

Dallas police DWI force search for volunteers in MADD walk

The Dallas police department is looking for volunteers that can walk in a Mothers Against Drunk Driving fundraiser that is to be held in the Irvin Convention Center.

The police department started a team to honor five police officers that were killed in drunk driving accidents. The team currently has 30 participants, but are hoping this number grows to 130. You can physically walk the race of virtually do it, by donating money.

Being charged with drunk driving is stressful and confusing time. If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as DWI, these charges can change your life. Contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today to discuss your case.

Study shows that ignition interlocks decrease rate of drunk driving

According to a new study done by the Community Guide branch of the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, ignition devices have prevented people convicted of drunken driving from re-offending.

The rate of getting re-arrested for those who have been convicted of driving under the influence has a decrease of 67 percent from those who have their licenses suspended.

Some have said that these devices will be used more often because it is effective. The devices are typically installed on the dashboard and tube is attached to them that allows for a person to blow into it in order to determine their blood-alcohol content.

If you or a loved one has been convicted of drunken driving, these charges can change your life. Contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of Mark T. Lassiter in order to have experienced representation on your side.

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