Woman arrested for DWI after striking squad car

A Dallas woman as arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after she crashed into a squad car and and construction truck early this morning. An officer was helping a construction truck with flashing arrow signs close an exit ramp when the accident occurred.

The woman was driving southbound on Central Expressway to Interstate 635 when she failed to obey the flashing arrows and rear-ended the squad car and then drove under the back of the construction truck.

According to My Fox DFW, the officer conducted a field sobriety test, which she failed. The driver was not injured but the officer sustained minor arm injuries.

If you have been arrested for drunk driving by failing a field sobriety test, contact the drunk driving defense attorneys of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter today.

 

Dallas music festival announces this year’s lineup

The H20 Dallas Music Festival has announced the 2012 lineup and multiple big names top the list. Just earlier this week, five new acts were added to the list of already popular singers that mount the top.

According to Artist Direct online, other singers on the list include, Weezer, Snoop Dogg, and Gym Class Heroes. The music event is set to happen on June 9 in the Cotton Bowl.

Event organizers have discussed that the event will feature multiple rotating stages as well as food, beverages, merchandise, games and tents to cool down.

 

DWI arrests in Dallas decrease over New Year’s Weekend

New Year’s Eve fell on a Saturday this year and Dallas Police were preparing for a substantial number of drunk drivers on the roads. Fortunately, this was not the case.

The Dallas Police have reported that over New Year’s weekend there were 31 arrests relating to drunk driving, which is three less than the previous year. Also, this year the police saw a rise in the number of people who were willing to participate in the breath tests.

The holiday weekend was also a no-refusal weekend, where police are able to obtain a warrant for a person’s blood sample if they refuse to voluntarily give one. Last year the police obtained 10 warrants for blood samples and this year only six warrants were requested.

If you or a loved one has been charged with drunk driving, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the Dallas DWI attorneys of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today.

NHL player charged with boating while intoxicated

33 year-old Dustin Byfuglien has been charged with boating while intoxicated on a residential lake near his home in Minnesota. Byfuglien is a player for the Winnipeg Jets, and his drunk boating charge could hinder his abilities to enter Canada.

The hockey player was pulled over late last month on suspicion of drunk boating. The officer administered a breath test, which Byfuglien passed with a 0.03, which is below the 0.08 legal limit. However, the officer decided he wanted the man to take a blood or urine test and took him into custody. At the station, Byfuglien refused to be tested, which resulted in a misdemeanor charge. He currently faces charges of not having his boat’s navigation lights on, operatingĀ  a boat with an insufficient amount of personal flotation devices, along with boating while intoxicated and refusing to submit to alcohol testing.

If you have been charged with boating while intoxicated, contact the Dallas BWI defense lawyer Mark Lassiter today.

NHL player charged with boating while intoxicated

33 year-old Dustin Byfuglien has been charged with boating while intoxicated on a residential lake near his home in Minnesota. Byfuglien is a player for the Winnipeg Jets, and his drunk boating charge could hinder his abilities to enter Canada.

The hockey player was pulled over late last month on suspicion of drunk boating. The officer administered a breath test, which Byfuglien passed with a 0.03, which is below the 0.08 legal limit. However, the officer decided he wanted the man to take a blood or urine test and took him into custody. At the station, Byfuglien refused to be tested, which resulted in a misdemeanor charge. He currently faces charges of not having his boat’s navigation lights on, operatingĀ  a boat with an insufficient amount of personal flotation devices, along with boating while intoxicated and refusing to submit to alcohol testing.

If you have been charged with boating while intoxicated, contact the Dallas BWI defense lawyer Mark Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007.

Mother charged with felony DWI

A 39 year-old mother from New York is facing felony DWI charges after she was found driving drunk with her 2 year-old daughter in the car. The woman was pulled over early last week with a blood alcohol level of 0.28, more than three times over the legal limit.

She was pulled over after officers noticed her driving 20 mph under the speed limit, swerving between lanes several times, and idling at a stop light for two cycles. She failed several field sobriety tests before law enforcement administered a breath test. Driving while intoxicated with a child younger than 16 years-old has become a federal offense, called Leandra’s Law, after an 11 year-old girl was killed in a car accident when her friend’s intoxicated mother drove them to a sleep over.

If you have been charged with felony DWI, contact the Dallas felony DWI/DUI lawyer Mark Lassiter today.

Arlington man charged with intoxication manslaughter

A 29 year-old driver from Arlington has been charged with intoxicated manslaughter after he caused an accident that killed a fifth grade boy last weekend. The 10 year-old boy suffered from blunt force trauma after the man drove past a stop sign and struck the vehicle driven by his mother. The boy’s mother was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The man is currently behind bars in the Arlington City Jail on a $50,000 bond. Blood tests are still pending for the driver, but police have already charged him with two other charges of intoxicated assault. This is the 21st alcohol related death this year in Arlington.

Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the young boy who diedĀ  in the accident.

Man Convicted of Intoxication Manslaughter

A 30 year-old Corpus Christi man was convicted of intoxication manslaughter after he caused an accident that left one 52 year-old man dead.

The accident occured when the 30 year-old man sped through a school zone after he had been drinking. He then crashed into the car of 52 year-old man. The man died from his injuries a few days later.

The drunk driver plead guilty and expressed deep regret and guilt over the accident. He was sentenced to eleven years in prison.

If you have been accused of intoxication manslaughter and need help, please contact the Dallas intoxication manslaughter defense lawyers of the law offices of Mark T. Lassiter.

Man with 14 prior DWI convictions arrested for drunk driving

An Abilene man who has been arrested and accused of drunk driving after his Jeep collided with another vehicle on June 20.

This man’s history of DWIs has left people questioning how the man is still driving legally. He has previously been convicted of 14 DWIs. In Texas, a license can not be revoked forever. Officials explain that a drivers license is automatically revoked after every DWI conviction, but their is process that a person can undergo to regain their driving privileges.

Any DWI conviction after your offense are third degree felonies, which is a $10,000 fine and can be up to two to 10 years in prison. After two convictions, the third one can be enhanced and a sentence can range from 25 to 99 years in prison.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Dallas felony DWI lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter.

Dallas police push to require DWI blood test

The Dallas Police Department is considering joining a growing trend among major metropolitan police departments by requiring DWI suspects to take a mandatory blood test, effectively proving or disproving a DWI suspect’s guilt. However, the expensive revamp might be too much for taxpayers to shoulder.

If the Dallas police get their wish, the ubiquitous Breathalyzer would no longer be used. While the blood test would be the most accurate way for officers in the field to measure blood-alcohol level, it would also cost about $360,000 every year, which may be out of the budget. If the city does decide that the move is in the budget, it could change the way DUI cases are handled.

If you or someone you love has been charged with a DWI, the Dallas DWI attorneys of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter may be able to help you beat your charges.