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Man charged with drug possession in Texas

In some communities, there are people who keep a close watch on who is coming and going. Often, an unfamiliar vehicle can prompt concerns and a call to police. However, there are a variety of different reasons why a person is in an unfamiliar area. A claim of being suspicious alone should be insufficient to prompt a search. Unfortunately, a man in Texas is now facing drug possession charges after such a call.

The incident that resulted in the man's arrest happened around 3 p.m. on a day in early June. According to reports, police received a call about a suspicious vehicle in a subdivision. It is unclear what about the vehicle made the caller concerned.

Texas man suspected of drunk driving after officer injured

Most police officers in Texas and across the country are dedicated to ensuring their job duties are completed to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, many of their different duties could place their lives as risk. In fact, a police officer responding to a call about debris on the interstate was recently injured while doing so. A driver reportedly involved in the incident now faces multiple accusations, including drunk driving.

The incident happened on a Saturday night in May. Reports indicate that the officer responded to the call about debris at approximately 9:45 p.m. Unfortunately, she was reportedly struck by a vehicle driven by a 58-year-old man soon after. Reports indicate that the force of the collision severed the woman's right leg above her knee.

Three things to know when stopped for a DWI

On your way home from a casual night out with friends, you suddenly notice flashing red and blue lights behind you. You pull over, anxious about what to expect. As the officer approaches your vehicle, you try to think back to what you know about DWI traffic stops and what your rights are.

The penalties of a DWI in Texas can be steep, even if this is your first offense. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, first-time offenders can face fines up to $2,000, up to 180 days in jail, the loss of their driver’s license for up to one year and more. However, your actions both during and after the traffic stop can affect the charges and subsequent penalties you face. Here are three things to know:

Man accused of assault following altercation at Texas pool party

When an incident occurs in an area where there are hundreds of people present, it may be difficult to determine exactly what happened or who may have been responsible. Despite this, a man in Texas is now facing an assault charge after police say that he was involved in a shooting. The incident reportedly happened at a student apartment complex.

The incident reportedly happened on a day in late April. According to reports, over 200 people were at the pool of the complex. Reports indicate that the 24-year-old man now facing criminal charges was walking by the pool when he was splashed as a result of a water gun fight.

Texas twins charged with drunk driving after deputies injured

When a change in traffic happens at night without warning, it may be difficult for drivers to adequately respond. If there are multiple emergency vehicles in the area, the flashing lights can easily become disorienting. Despite this, two men in Texas who are reportedly twin brothers -- each driving a different car -- are accused of drunk driving.

Reports indicate that the accident happened at approximately 11 p.m. According to reports, law enforcement officers were investigating a fatal -- unrelated -- crash that happened at an earlier time and involved a tractor-trailer. However, deputies claim that the drivers of two vehicles continued to drive toward them rather than stop.

Texas police say 14 arrests are allegedly linked to trafficking

When a Texas resident is charged with a drug crime, he or she is guaranteed an opportunity to refute the charges in court. Not every person facing illegal drug charges such as trafficking, manufacturing or possession gets convicted. In fact, if a defendant can show that his or her personal rights were violated leading up to or following arrest, the judge overseeing the case may order a dismissal.

There are currently 14 people in Sweetwater who are likely spending time this week researching their defense strategy options. They were all arrested as part of a drug conspiracy investigation. The investigation has been ongoing for some time. In January, as well as in November of last year, at least 13 other arrests took place in connection with the same task force assignment.

4 under the age of 18 charged with robbery in Texas

When people in Texas -- especially young people -- find themselves facing criminal charges, they are often unsure of their options or who to turn to for guidance. Unfortunately, four young people may now be feeling confused and uncertain following their recent arrests. Police claim that the four were involved in a robbery string.

The incidents that led to their arrest reportedly began just after 5:30 a.m. on a day in early March. Reports claim that the four entered the lobby of a hotel and demanded money from a cash register. After the clerk was reportedly unable to open a safe, one of the teenagers is said to have struck her with a gun.

Texas mother accused of DWI after parking lot accident

Anyone who has driven with small children likely knows of the distractions that they can sometimes create. Something as simple as handing a child a sippy cup can ultimately be sufficient distraction to cause an accident. Unfortunately, police in Texas believe that an accident in the parking lot of an apartment complex was the result of DWI rather than a tired mother distracted by her young children.

Police claim that they were called to the scene during the early morning hours of a day in March. The caller claimed that a vehicle had struck another car. It was also reported that the driver appeared to be intoxicated and had two children with her in the vehicle. Police say that after arriving at the scene, they observed the woman returning; they claim that neither of the children were restrained.

Domestic disturbance: Texas woman charged with kidnapping

For many people in Texas and across the country, Valentine's Day is a holiday that is spent with family members and friends to celebrate love. However, the day allegedly sparked an event that left one woman facing criminal charges in what police describe as a domestic disturbance. Charges against the woman include aggravated kidnapping.

The alleged incident is said to have involved a 59-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman. Law enforcement officers claim that the pair had known each other for approximately 17 years. The woman, according to reports, lived in the man's home periodically over that time frame.

No arrest immediately following suspected DWI crash in Texas

Following an accident -- especially one that results in a fatality -- it is necessary for police to conduct an investigation to determine what exactly happened. There are often many pieces of evidence to be examined in order to put together an accurate picture of the incident. Unfortunately, police in Texas believe that both DWI and speed were factors in a recent crash that resulted in a man's death.

The incident reportedly happened during the early morning hours of a day in February. According to reports, a 34-year-old woman was driving east on a Texas roadway; police believe that she was speeding at the time. Unfortunately, the vehicle reportedly struck a curb and a fence before traveling over an exit ramp and eventually coming to a stop on an on-ramp.

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