Tarrant County issues ‘no refusal’ initiative over Fourth of July holiday

Officials in Tarrant County held a ‘no refusal‘ initiative over the holiday weekend in order to keep drunk drivers off of the roadway after celebrating the Fourth of July.

The no refusal period ran from 6 p.m. on Tuesday until 6 a.m. on Thursday, which is different for police officers because no refusal periods usually fall on weekends.

Another difference with the initiative this time was the the first ever graduates of the Tarrant County Blood Draw School participated so that they could safely and quickly draw the blood of those who refused a breathalyzer test once stopped by police for drunk driving.

If you  have been arrested for drunk driving and need experienced representation on your side, contact the Dallas DWI defense lawyer Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007.

Matthew Fox, ‘Lost’ actor, arrested for drunk driving

Matthew Fox, actor, was arrested on Friday for suspicion of drunk driving.

According to police, the arrest occurred in central Oregon when police noticed a vehicle that was having trouble remaining in the correct lane of traffic. Police then pulled the car over after Fox failed to use a turn signal.

Police arrested and charged him with drunk driving after he showed signs of impairment. He was booked in Deschutes County Jail where he was released later that day. He will be back in court on June 17.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI, you need representation on your side that may be able to help you through this process step-by-step. Contact the Dallas drunk driving defense lawyers of the Law Office 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.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a serious crime such as drunk driving, contact the Dallas DWI defense attorneys of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

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.

Man sentenced to 55 years after 8th DWI

A Dallas man has now been sentenced to 55 years in prison after receiving his 8th drunk driving charge.

According to court records, the 54-year-old man was sentenced to 55 years in prison last week while on trial  for his eighth driving while intoxicated charge. Officials are hoping that the man’s jail sentence will help to deter drivers from being on the roadway after drinking.

The man was arrested for this charge on January 7, 2011 when another driver reported him to police for driving recklessly on the roadway. Once pulled over, the man showed signs of intoxication and an open beer can was found in the back seat.

If you or a loved one has run into legal trouble and need representation that can help you through this stressful time and complex process, 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.

Car crashes into home in alleged drunk driving accident

A car has crashed into a home as a result of an alleged drunk driving accident that occurred over the weekend in San Antonio.

According to police, the accident occurred as the driver of a Ford Mustang lost control of her car while attempting a turn and the vehicle crashed into a home. A resident of the home was asleep on the couch at the time and the impact of the car caused him to be thrown across the room.

The man was transported to the hospital in order to be treated for a dislocated shoulder and broken ribs. The driver tried to run from police, but was caught and arrested for suspicion of drunk driving.

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

State officials crackdown on drunk driving during Labor Day holiday

Law enforcement officials throughout the state of Texas are cracking down on drunk driving in a campaign called ‘Drink, Drive, Got to Jail.’

Increased police patrol will begin on August 19 and run through Labor Day, September 5. Officers will be on the streets looking for impaired drivers. Officials have stated that there is a “zero tolerance” policy for drunk driving and if a driver is found impaired they will be going to jail.

In 2010, there were 25,032 alcohol-related crashes in Texas. Police are working to cut this number down drastically. Officials suggest calling a cab, asking a friend for a ride, or making sure that the keys are in the hands of a designated, sober driver.

Being charged with a DWI can change a person’s life. This is why it is important to make sure that you have experienced representation on your side. Contact the Dallas DWI defense lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

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