Dallas news anchor resigns, pleads no contest in DWI case

Jane McGarry, long-time Dallas news anchor, has recently pleaded no contest to a driving while intoxicated charge. Following this decision, she resigned from her job at the local NBC station.

The 56-year-old woman was arrested in May after she was pulled by Dallas police at 1:30 a.m. on the Dallas North Tollway for changing lanes without a signal. Once stopped, she allegedly failed the field sobriety test administered to her.

Later, it was found that McGarry’s blood alcohol concentration was .11.

If you have been arrested with a drunk driving charge, you need legal representation that understands the law and the options available to you. Contact the Dallas DWI defense lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Dallas area faces ‘no refusal’ initiative during Fourth of July holiday

The Dallas area faced the ‘no refusal’ initiative during the Fourth of July holiday in order for police to crackdown on people getting behind the wheel after drinking.

The initiative began Tuesday at 6 p.m. and continued to Thursday at 6 a.m. During this initiative in Tarrant County, the first people to graduate from the Tarrant County Blood Draw School were working in order to help draw the blood of those who refuse to blow into the breathalyzer.

Officials in Tarrant County have stated that during the six years that they have offered ‘No Refusal’ weekends, their has been one fatal DWI-related crash.

‘Lost’ star, Matthew Fox, arrested for driving drunk

Actor Matthew Fox has had another run-in with the law after he was arrested in Oregon on Friday for drunk driving.

The 45-year-old ‘Lost’ actor was pulled over after police noticed that Fox was having trouble staying in his lane and failed to use his turn signal.

Police noticed that he showed signs of impairment and he was arrested and booked into county jail. He was later released and is expected back in court in the middle of next month.

Drunk driving charges are very serious and they can cause much stress for a person. This is why it is particulary important for you have legal representation on your side if you are charged with a DWI. Contact the Dallas DWI defense lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 and discussing your case.

Dallas police make three separate DWI arrests in same place

Dallas police made three separate DWI arrests while investigating an accident on late Monday night.

According to officials involved in the arrests, the incident began at 11:40 p.m. when a 24-year-old man struck another vehicle while on the northbound lanes of the North Central Expressway.

The man was suspected of drunk driving, but before police could make an arrest, a second car struck the back of the stopped patrol car.

Just over an hour later, the police man whose patrol car was struck, spotted another suspected drunk driver and he was also arrested. Neither police officer was injured in the accident.

If you or a loved one has been charged with drunk driving, you need representation on your side that can help you during this stressful time. Contact the Dallas DWI defense lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Man killed in Grand Prairie DWI crash

A 33-year-old man was killed as a result of drunk driving crash that occurred off of Interstate 30 in Grand Prairie.

According to officials, the accident occurred as the Arlington man was traveling westbound down the interstate when his vehicle began to drift off the side of the road and he struck a construction warning sign before hitting the back of a sport utility vehicle that was on the side of the road.

Police are currently still investigating the cause of the crash and determining whether or not alcohol was a factor. The man was taken to Dallas Medical Center after the accident where he was later pronounced dead.

 

Officer charged with DWI after early morning crash

A Dallas police officer has been arrested and charged with drunk driving after he crashed his vehicle while off-duty over the weekend.

According to officials involved in the case, the officer was taken into custody shortly after police arrived at the scene of the crash.

The accident occurred just after 3 a.m. at the intersection of Lovers Lane and Lemmon Avenue.  The officer, four-year veteran of the police force, has been put on administrative leave while the investigation into the arrest is pending.

Drunk driving charges can effect your life in many ways. If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime,  you need representation that will assist you through this stressful time. Contact the Dallas DWI defense lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Dallas sees decrease in New Year’s DWI arrest

Police have announced that the number of drunk driving arrests in Dallas decreased during this year’s patrol.

This year, there were 31 arrests, which is three less than the New Year’s weekend last year. Police also stated that there was an increase in the number of people that voluntary used the breathalyzer test.

The holiday was a no refusal weekend, meaning police could obtain a search warrant for a blood sample if the person refused a test. Police obtained six search warrants this year, compared to 1o last year.

If you or a loved one has been 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 today.

List of largest cities with highest DUI numbers released

The list of the largest cities in the U.S. that have the highest rate of arrests for driving under the influence, has been released.

The top 10 cities (in random order) are Columbus, Fort Worth, San Diego, San Jose, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Jacksonville, Phoenix, Charlotte and San Diego.

This is a serious charge especially when considering that nearly 11,000 of all fatal car accidents last year had a driver with the blood alcohol level over the legal driving limit. These rankings are from DUI charges between Oct. 31, 2010 and Nov. 2011.

The holiday season is popular time for parties and gatherings that may have alcohol at them and this also means that additional highway patrol will be on the roadway. If you or a loved one has been pulled over and charged with drunk driving, contact the DWI defense in Dallas  lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007.

More Texas cities require blood test in DWI arrest

More cities and counties in Texas are using the ‘no refusal’ blood test policy in order to measure a person’s blood alcohol level while driving if they refuse a breathalyzer

This idea was only used in a few cities at first, but has now spread to an initiative that is now used in many places statewide. The policy is usually put into place during holiday weekends when heavy alcohol consumption is expected.

Although, the initiative is even spreading to other states, it is still rather controversial. Criminal defense lawyers across the state feel that it violates the rights of citizens and is an unreasonable search and seizure procedure.

During the July 4 holiday weekend, over 500 police agencies  statewide put the ‘no refusal’ policy into affect. Bexar County recently made the mandatory blood draw a permanent policy.

If you or a loved one has been charged of a serious crime such as drink 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 today.

Dallas to see increase police enforcement during holiday season

The Dallas Police Department has teamed up with the Texas Department of Transportation and Mothers Against Drunk Driving in order to step up patrol on drunken driving during the holiday season this year.

The initiative begins this Wednesday and will run till Jan. 3. The initiative has one main goal: Keeping drunk drivers off of the roadway. More police officers will be on the road and for extended hours during this time.

The likelihood that a person will drive intoxicated during the holiday season increases because people attend parties where alcohol is most likely served.  Officials are hoping that the increased law enforcement will encourage people to designate a safe driver.

If you or a loved one has been charged with drink driving, contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007.

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