Dallas news anchor resigns from local NBC affiliate after pleading no contest in DWI case

Long-time Dallas news anchor Jane McGarry pleaded no contest to a driving while intoxicated charge resulting from a May arrest.

According to news reports, the 56-year-old woman was stopped by police on May 6th after failing to use a turn signal while changing lanes on the Dallas North Tollway.

Police stated that McGarry failed the field sobriety test administered to her, and she was found to have a blood alcohol content of .11. She has no priorDWI charges or arrests.

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Dallas woman arrested for DWI while driving five children

A Dallas woman was recently arrested for drunk driving at a Lufkin gas station on Friday night. She was taken into custody by police and charged with driving while intoxicated with a child passenger.

According to police, the 54-year-old woman was stopped by police when she pulled into the gas station and they noticed a child sitting on her lap.

Police stated that the smell of alcohol was coming from the car. After a field sobriety test took place at the gas station, police stated that the woman failed the test and she was arrested. A police report stated that the woman had five children in her vehicle at the time.

Man sentenced to 55 years after 8th DWI

A Dallas man has now been sentenced to 55 years in prison after receiving his 8th drunk driving charge.

According to court records, the 54-year-old man was sentenced to 55 years in prison last week while on trialĀ  for his eighth driving while intoxicated charge. Officials are hoping that the man’s jail sentence will help to deter drivers from being on the roadway after drinking.

The man was arrested for this charge on January 7, 2011 when another driver reported him to police for driving recklessly on the roadway. Once pulled over, the man showed signs of intoxication and an open beer can was found in the back seat.

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State officials crackdown on drunk driving during Labor Day holiday

Law enforcement officials throughout the state of Texas are cracking down on drunk driving in a campaign called ‘Drink, Drive, Got to Jail.’

Increased police patrol will begin on August 19 and run through Labor Day, September 5. Officers will be on the streets looking for impaired drivers. Officials have stated that there is a “zero tolerance” policy for drunk driving and if a driver is found impaired they will be going to jail.

In 2010, there were 25,032 alcohol-related crashes in Texas. Police are working to cut this number down drastically. Officials suggest calling a cab, asking a friend for a ride, or making sure that the keys are in the hands of a designated, sober driver.

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