Dallas police officer acquitted for DWI

Last week, a six member jury has acquitted a Dallas police officer of driving while intoxicated.

The attorney for the officer argued that the prosecutors had not proven during the trial that the man was drunk while behind the wheel. The officer was fired in September, but now has a long road ahead of him if he wants to get his job back.

The police department will now allow an appeals process. Since 2004, about a dozen police officer have been fired after being accused of DWI.

If you or a loved one has been charged with driving while intoxicated, contact the driving while intoxicated lawyers Dallas of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Anti-drunk driver efforts raised for holiday season

The Texas Department of Transportation has launched a new anti-drunk driving campaign to remind people to call a cab if they have been drinking. The campaign is tag lined “Don’t drive if you are tipsy, buzzed or Blitzen. Call a cab and get a sober ride home.”

The news release stated that the new campaign, will feature posters, decals, and bathroom mirrors at bars and restaurants. The campaign will be across the state of Texas including major cities such as Dallas, San Antonio, Houston El Paso, Austin and the Rio Grande Valley. There will also be billboards for the campaign and public service announcements.

If you or a loved one has been wrongly charged with driving while intoxicated, you need experienced representation on your side during this confusing time. Contact the Dallas DWI and DUI lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter, by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

DWI suspect arrested after accident with police officer

A DWI suspect is now in jail after being involved in a car accident with a police officer in the early morning hours on Sunday.

The incident occurred as the man was heading west on Northwest Highway when he attempted to make a turn. The man failed to yield to the traffic, and collided with a police officer.

The two police officers along with the man and his three passengers managed to escape without serious injuries. The man was cited for not having his drivers’ license and for driving while intoxicated.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime, this can be a stressful time. 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.

Texas considers "DWI Lite" charge

The Texas Legislature is considering a new law in January that would allow police to crack down on drunken driving.

The new law creates a sub category for “sub-drunk” and is called Driving While Ability Impaired. The law currently states that a person can drive if their blood alcohol level is under .08, but the new law means that a person could receive a citation for driving with a blood alcohol level of .o5 to .07. The punishment for this could be some type of traffic ticket. There are currently laws like this in New York and Colorado.

If you or a loved one has been charged with drunken driving, contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 to discuss your legal options.

A police trainee in Dallas has been arrested for a DWI

A police trainee for the Dallas Police Department was arrested on Saturday night for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

The 30-year-old was arrested after police stopped him after he was involved in an accident around 3 a.m. The man was taken into custody and was let out on $500 bail.

The man was hired in November 2009 and was in his second phase of training. The man has been placed on leave while the investigation is underway.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a serious crime such as driving while intoxicated, contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today to discuss your legal rights.

Man arrested for driving the wrong way on Stemmons Freeway

A 38-year-old man was arrested on driving while intoxicated charges after driving eight miles in the wrong direction on Stemmons Freeway and causing a head-on collision with another car.

A witness reported the man driving the wrong way around 2:45 a.m. after the man hit the car driven by a 26-year-old woman. Both the man and the woman were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries and the woman has already been released. The man was transported to Dallas County Jail after he was released from the hospital.

If you or a loved one has been convicted of a serious crime, you need experienced representation on your side during this stressful time. Contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Dallas police use cab/police car to prevent drunken drivers

Dallas police are using a car that is half-cop car and half-cab to push their campaign to prevent people from drinking and driving.

The Texas Department of Transportation’s campaign is called “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail” and it uses the car that is a patrol car in the front and a cab in the back to let people know that if you drink, you will either be taking a cab home or you will be riding in the back of a cop car.

Billboards in the area state ‘choose your ride.’ Austin and Fort Worth are also using these vehicle to help prove their point. Between this Friday and Sept. 6 law enforcement officials will be working to overtime in order to catch impaired drivers that are on the roadway because the Labor Day weekend is a heavy drinking weekend.

If you or a loved one has been charged of drunken driving, contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007.

Jailer for Dallas County arrested for DWI

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Jailer was arrested fro drunken driving and charged with a DWI.

The man was arrested after someone called the police when he fell asleep in the drive-through lane of Jack in the Box. Police found him pulled over on the side of the road near the restaurant. The man works as an intake for the county jail, which means he processes people who are being booked into jail.

The Sheriff’s Department will be conducting an internal investigation, but the man was back at work the following work day after the arrest.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for 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.

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