Former Dallas Maverick, Jason Kidd, arrested for DWI

Former Dallas Mavericks player Jason Kidd was arrested for driving while intoxicated over the weekend.

Kidd, current point guard for the New York Knicks, veered off the road and into the woods after leaving a charity event in the Hamptons on Sunday. After leaving the roadway, Kidd struck a telephone pole.

He was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and treated for minor injuries. He is currently awaiting further court proceedings, but he may face up to one year in jail if found guilty of this charge.

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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.

APD arrests 91 for drunk driving over Memorial Day weekend

The Austin Police Department announced that they arrested 91 people for drunk driving over the no-refusal Memorial Day holiday weekend.

This number was an increase from last year when 52 people were arrested. The breakdown of arrests included 48 who gave breath samples, 44 who gave blood samples, and 36 who refused both.

One person was arrested for boating while intoxicated and the highest blood alcohol level that was recorded was at a .34. Officials with the police department made this statement after the arrests were made, “The department is dedicated to making the roadways of Austin safe for residents and visitors through education and enforcement.”

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