Woman Charged With Driving While Intoxicated After Dragging Husband Down The Road
May 5. 2011 13:13 by
A Balch Springs woman faces charges of driving under the influence after she ran over her husband with her car. Mary Jane Lane passed out at a red light, at which point her husband exited the car to try to wake her up. When he attempted to unbuckle her belt, she awakened and stepped on the accelerator. Her husband was dragged on the side of the car, resulting in two broken legs and head injuries. Police officers discovered Ms. Lane a couple miles away from the scene of the accident with her engine off blocking traffic at Northwest Highway and Lawther Drive. She was initially charges with intoxication assault. Fortunately, no other car wrecks or injuries occurred s a result of Ms. Lane’s alleged driving under the influence.
Police Officers Increase Efforts To Stop Drunk Driving
December 31. 2010 15:10 by
In an effort to combat drunk driving, Dallas Police Officers and the Texas Highway Patrol will have additional patrols on the road this New Year's Eve, especially in high risk areas. Officers will also be participating in a "no refusal" initiative, requiring suspected drunk drivers to submit to blood samples if the driver refuses to take traditional sobriety tests. San Antonio intends to take this enforcement a step further by implementing "no refusal" intiatives every weekend on a year round basis. These efforts to keep drunk drivers off the road are not without controversy. DUI defense attorneys believe "no refusal" initiatives can actually complicate efforts to prosecute drunk drivers because taking someone's blood involuntarily can result in motions to surpess based on improper search warrants, thereby keeping evidence gained from the blood tests out of the courtroom. To read more, click here