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.

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.

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 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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