APD arrests 91 for drunk driving over Memorial Day weekend

The Austin Police Department announced that they arrested 91 people for drunk driving over the no-refusal Memorial Day holiday weekend.

This number was an increase from last year when 52 people were arrested. The breakdown of arrests included 48 who gave breath samples, 44 who gave blood samples, and 36 who refused both.

One person was arrested for boating while intoxicated and the highest blood alcohol level that was recorded was at a .34. Officials with the police department made this statement after the arrests were made, “The department is dedicated to making the roadways of Austin safe for residents and visitors through education and enforcement.”

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.

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.

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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 trialĀ  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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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