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.

Dallas police officers accused of beating DWI suspect

A DWI suspect is accusing two Dallas Police officers of beating him after they found him in front of his home.

According to the man, the incident occurred when two undercover police spotted him outside of his home. The man has admitted that he has a lengthy criminal history and had been drinking and driving earlier that morning.

The man then said that the police officers grabbed him out of his truck, knocked him down and began to kick him in the face. The man said that the officers then left him in his driveway and his girlfriend and daughter found him beaten in the front yard.

The officers did not arrest him or call for any medical help. Other officers were called to investigate why the original officers had not arrested the man even though he had many outstanding warrants. The undercover officers told investigators that the man lunged at them so they were forced to take him down, but there is still a question why the man was not arrested.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as a DWI, 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.

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.

Drunk driving laws in Texas may tighten up

Texas law against DWIs may becoming tougher in the the Texas legislature in 2011. The Austin Police Department Chief has announced that he is in favor of sobriety check points.

Advocates who work with Mothers Against Drunk Driving are also pushing for ignition interlock devices to be installed after a first DWI offense.

Lawmakers in Houston are proposing a Driver Responsibility Program that would make people with  first-time drinking and driving charge to pay a fee of $1,000 a year for three years. Committees are reviewing the proposed programs. In 2009, there were 1,269 deaths in alcohol-related accidents.

If you have been convicted of a serious crime such as a DWI, contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Texas police use No Refusal weekend on July 4

Many Texas police departments, such as Smith County, will be implementing ‘No Refusal’ weekends on July 4 in order to try and crack down on drunken drivers during the holiday weekend.

Many agencies use DWI checkpoints during weekends where heavy drinking is expected but this year, Smith County plans to implement the ‘No Refusal’ campaign from July 2 through July 4. Many officers will be on duty in order to keep an extra eye out for safety because the holiday falls on a weekend.

This year, the county is using the ‘no refusal’ policy which means that if a driver is pulled over for suspected drunk driving the officer can report to a judge and if their is reasonable cause, the judge can issue a search warrant to have a nurse draw blood from the person. Although ‘no refusal’ weekends have had some backlash they are becoming more popular because it is proof of intoxication.

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

Drunk driving accident sends one to hospital

A drunk driving accident sent one to the hospital on Sam Houston Blvd.

A 38-year-old man struck another vehicle and then fled the scene of the accident. The driver of the car that was hit was immediately transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

An officer later found the 38-year-old driver’s car by noticing the damage on his car and thinking it would be congruent to the accident. A field sobriety test was done to the man and he failed this and the blood test that was ran.

Drunk driving accidents can cause serious injury and legal issues for any offenders. Our thoughts are with the family of the victim.

Baby critically injured in suspected DWI crash

According to Dallas police, a baby was critically injured after a suspected drunk driver crashed into another car on the LBJ Freeway.

A 40-year-old Garland man was driving west on LBJ when he crashed into a stalled car in the road. A 1-year-old child and 2-year-old child, who were in the stalled car, were both injured in the accident. One of the children was reportedly in critical condition.

The driver of the car was also injured, he was pinned in his vehicle after the accident and was helped by rescue crews. He was later charged with driving while intoxicated after a blood sample revealed the presence of alcohol.

Suspected drunk driver crashes into police car

A Dallas Police Officer was stopped a red light at the Masters Drive and Lake June intersection when he was hit by a suspected drunk driver.

The accident occurred around 3 a.m. when the suspected drunk driver rear-ended the police car. The impact caused the police car to be knocked more than 30 feet. The driver then failed a standard field sobriety and was arrested, he also needed assistance from officers to walk back to his car. The officer did not suffer serious injury.

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

Dallas Police fight for 'blood draws' for suspected DWI charges

The Dallas Police Department has been holding ‘No Refusal’ Weekends for holiday weekends where heavy drinking is suspected, but police now want this to be the main evidence in all DWI charges.

During a ‘no refusal’ weekend a person that is pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving has a choice to breath into a breathalyzer and if they say no, and there is probable cause, a nurse can draw their blood.

Police want blood testing to be the primary evidence in DWI cases because they feel that they are more accurate and because a blood samples allow police to test for more than alcohol, like illegal drugs. There is controversy over this mandatory testing because some feel it violates people right and is unreasonable search and seizure.

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

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