Teen charged with drunk driving after collision with Harris County deputy

A 16-year-old was charged with driving under the influence Friday after he collided head-on with a police vehicle while driving on Texas Highway 6.

According to a report released by the Harris County sheriff’s office, the accident occurred as the deputy was stopped at an intersection on northbound Highway 6 waiting to turn left onto West Little York. He was struck head-on by the teen’s pickup truck that was traveling southbound at the time.

The impact of the collision sent the deputy’s car into another police officer’s vehicle. The teen was later arrested and charged with driving under the influence. The first deputy was transported to the hospital in order to be treated for a wrist injury.

If you have been wrongly accused of driving under the influence, you need representation on your side who can help you through this process. Contact the Dallas DUI lawyers at the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter today for more information about how we can help you.

Former Dallas Maverick, Jason Kidd, arrested for DWI

Former Dallas Mavericks player Jason Kidd was arrested for driving while intoxicated over the weekend.

Kidd, current point guard for the New York Knicks, veered off the road and into the woods after leaving a charity event in the Hamptons on Sunday. After leaving the roadway, Kidd struck a telephone pole.

He was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and treated for minor injuries. He is currently awaiting further court proceedings, but he may face up to one year in jail if found guilty of this charge.

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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.”

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.

Two Dallas officers fired for DWI, drug crimes

Two Dallas Police officers were fired after they were involved in separate alcohol and drug related incidents.

The first officer was fired because it was found that he came to a training class drunk in September. The other officer was pulled in November in Fort Worth and was arrested for driving under the influence.

The officers found drug paraphernalia in her car and subjected the woman to a drug test. She then tested positive for marijuana. Both officers were let go on Friday.

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.

Troopers injured after suspected drunk driving accident

A suspected drunk driver injured two state troopers after rear-ending the vehicle they were in on Sunday morning.

The two North Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers pulled a man over for suspected drunken driving on Interstate 635 at 2 a.m. One trooper was standing partially outside the vehicle when another car swerved and struck him.

Both troopers were taken to the hospital and one of them was in critical condition. The original driver that was pulled over and was charged with a DWI and booked into jail.

If you or a loved one has charged with a DWI, these charges can change your life. You need experienced representation on your side during this stressful time. Contact the DWI Dallas lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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