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.

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Houston police officer charged in drunk driving case

A 33-year-old Houston police officer has been charged with driving while intoxicated after he was pulled over on Interstate 45.

The man was driving his personal vehicle when he was pulled over around 2 a.m on Saturday morning. The man is an eight year veteran on the police force. The man then posted a $500 bond and was later released from jail.

Drunk driving charges can cause extreme stress and anxiety for a person. If you have been charged with a serious crime such as a DWI, contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter today by calling (214) 845-7007.

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.

Dallas police officer acquitted for DWI

Last week, a six member jury has acquitted a Dallas police officer of driving while intoxicated.

The attorney for the officer argued that the prosecutors had not proven during the trial that the man was drunk while behind the wheel. The officer was fired in September, but now has a long road ahead of him if he wants to get his job back.

The police department will now allow an appeals process. Since 2004, about a dozen police officer have been fired after being accused of DWI.

If you or a loved one has been charged with driving while intoxicated, contact the driving while intoxicated lawyers Dallas of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

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.

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.

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.

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