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.

Suspected drunk driver killed in Grand Prairie accident

A suspected drunk driver was killed as a result a crash that occurred in Arlington.

According to authorities, the 33-year-old Arlington man was killed after being involved in a rear-end collision on Interstate 30 on Sunday night. The man was allegedly drunk driving when he collided into the back of an SUV that was parked on the side of the interstate.

Before striking the stationary vehicle, the man’s car drifted off the roadway into a field and hit a construction sign. The investigation into the accident is still underway at this time and toxicology reports have also not come back.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Many DWI bills still in committees, may not make it to laws

Before the 82nd legislative session multiple bills were filed by Republicans and Democrats to make punishments on driving while intoxicated much tougher, but with the session coming to a close it is thought that many of these bills will not become laws this year.

With only three weeks left in the session, many bills are still in committees and if they are not in the House or Senate by the end of the week, they will be dead. One representative is still hopeful that her bill will pass. The House Bill 3477 states that a driver that is convicted of a DWI five times, they will have their license suspended for 10 years.

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.

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