Two men arrested for DUI crimes after collisions on the same street

Two adult males have been arrested last Sunday, November 29 for driving while under the influence of alcohol and causing vehicular accidents, police officers in El Paso, Texas reported.

The men arrested were identified as Justin Estes and Andrew Gonzalez, who caused accidents on the 8900 block of Gateway East in the Lower Valley.

According to a preliminary investigation, the first crash happened at around 2:00 in the morning when Estes caused a two-vehicular collision around the area. Estes allegedly attempted to drive away from the collision, but officers were able to stop him before a chase began.

While police officers were working to document the first crash, Gonzalez, who was driving along that same stretch of road, crashed into a police car that was parked near the area and had its emergency lights on.

Estes and Gonzalez were charged with driving while intoxicated.

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Soap opera actor charged with DUI after Ohio car accident

Twenty-six-year-old Days of Our Lives actor Freddie Matthew Smith is facing charges of felony vehicular assault and misdemeanor driving under the influence after he crashed in Ashtabula, Ohio, resulting in his girlfriend’s injury, according to the Associated Press on November 18.

The rollover crash caused the serious injury of Smith’s girlfriend, 27-year-old actress Alyssa Tabit. Smith himself suffered mild injuries.

Local law enforcement agents said Smith, who had returned to his Ohio hometown, had been legally drunk at the time of the incident with a blood alcohol concentration of .093, which is higher than the state’s legal limit of .08.

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Michael Phelps arrested in Baltimore for speeding, driving drunk

Police authorities took 29-year-old American Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps into custody for driving under the influence, ESPN reported on October 1.

Phelps had been driving a white 2014 Land Rover when he was clocked speeding at 84 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone. When the officer pulled him over outside of the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95, it was suspected that the swimmer was under the influence of alcohol. Phelps then failed sobriety tests and was charged with a DUI, speeding, and crossing double-lane lines.

Phelps apologized in a statement released the afternoon of the same day.

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Texas prosecutors dismiss DUI charge against Walmart Heiress

Texas prosecutors have dismissed the 2011 DUI charge against Alice Walton, billionaire heiress to the Walmart empire, on Monday, September 9. According to information Parker County Prosecutor John Forest gave to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the dismissal of the case was based on the arresting Texas Highway Patrol officer’s suspension for misconduct and his inability to testify on a pre-arranged date for the trial.

Police records show that Walton was on her way home after having dinner with friends in honor of her 62nd birthday at a Fort Worth restaurant when she was pulled over by a Department of Public Safety trooper in violation of a speed limit imposed on a construction zone in Interstate 20 Parker County Texas.

During a field sobriety test, it was determined that she was intoxicated with alcohol; however, she refused a breathalyzer test, as recounted by Senior trooper Gary Rozzell to the  Weatherford Democrat.

Walton was released shortly on a $1,000 bail from the Parker County Jail.

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Texas Court allows breath mints as evidence in DUI case

The Texas Court of Appeals ruled on April 18 that breath mints can be used as evidence that a driver is intoxicated. A panel of three judges made the decision in the case of Robert Richardson, a limousine driver who was stopped in Lewisville, Texas on August 25, 2010, while driving his passengers from the airport.

Richardson was stopped by Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Fulford on suspicion of DUI when the limousine he was driving suddenly changed lanes without signaling and almost hit a motorcycle. Trooper Fulford noticed an overpowering scent of breath mints when he got back from his squad car to give Richardson a warning citation.

According to Fulford, Richardson confessed to taking breath mints and Fulford believes it was so he could cover the smell of alcohol on his breath. He was arrested for DUI and later convicted.

If you or someone you know has been charged with an alcohol-related crime in Texas, speak with a lawyer from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 about your defense options. We can work to help you possibly get a favorable decision in your case.

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