The quarterback for the University of Texas El Paso, Kai Locksley, was taken into custody on June 9 after he allegedly shouted at a group of people and threatened to shoot them. A deputy saw him reversing his car and stopped him. Locklsey, who is the son of Maryland coach Mike Locksley, told the deputy he had a gun beside him.
Many Texas residents who are trying to lose weight follow diets extremely low in carbohydrates. These diets work by depleting the body's glucose stores and prompting it to enter ketosis, which is a metabolic state where the liver burns fat directly to provide the body with energy. While this may be an effective way of shedding excess pounds, studies suggest that it can also fool the roadside breath-testing devices police officers use to determine whether or not motorists are driving under the influence of alcohol.
The actor Timothy Williams, who has appeared in commercials for the German discount travel company Trivago, was taken into custody on drunk driving charges by police in Texas on the afternoon of April 10. Before releasing the actor on a $100 bond, a judge ordered the actor to undergo a mental health evaluation. He is scheduled to appear in court again on April 17 according to media reports.
A Texas police officer was drunk and speeding when he was pulled over on the evening of March 23, according to a report from the Department of Public Safety. The Abilene Police Department sergeant was stopped as he was allegedly driving 10 mph over the posted 45 mph speed limit on North Danville Drive at approximately 10:27 p.m. After being charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, he was released from the Taylor County Jail after posting a $1,000 bond.
Police in San Marcos were putting a 24-year-old woman in a cruiser when another vehicle collided with it at full speed. Authorities say that they think the driver of that vehicle was also intoxicated at the time of the crash. The incident took place at about 2:14 a.m. on March 6, and the driver of the second vehicle was a 21-year-old man who was taken into custody.
Police in El Paso discovered a man wanted by U.S. Marshals when they initiated a traffic stop in the 200 block of Walnut. According to the police report, a man behind the wheel of a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro narrowly avoided a utility pole and then hit a curb. Officers determined that he was intoxicated.
When Texas drivers get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they are likely not thinking that they will get pulled over, charged, or arrested. When they see the flashing lights of a police officer in their rear view mirror, they may wonder what will happen after they get their first DUI.
On Dec. 3, Texas authorities used a stun gun to subdue a suspected drunk driver during a holiday toy drive. The incident occurred at approximately 5:35 p.m. in Southlake.
Drunk driving is a common cause of car accidents in Texas. In most states, the legal limit for blood alcohol content is .08 percent. Utah is about to become the first state to lower the legal BAC limit to .05 percent.
A Texas man convicted on Sept. 25 of his third drunk driving offense since 2004 decided to let the jury hearing his case determine his fate. This is a decision he is likely to regret. A Galveston County jury could have sentenced the man to 25 years in prison, but they chose to hand down a life sentence instead. The man will become eligible for parole after he has served 15 years of his sentence, according to the Galveston District Attorney's Office.