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Drunk driving suspected in Texas crash that injured woman

There are a variety of different ways to legally use the roads and sidewalks in Texas and across the country. Despite the legality of certain modes of transportation, however, some -- such as scooters -- may be more difficult for drivers of more traditional motor vehicles to see because of their smaller size. Lack of physical protections can mean that a collision involving them will result in injury. Unfortunately, law enforcement officials in Texas believe that drunk driving was a factor in a recent crash involving a woman on a scooter.

The incident reportedly happened on a day in late June. According to police reports, a 24-year-old man attempted a left turn from a lane designated as straight only. Unfortunately, it is believed that he struck a woman riding a scooter in the crosswalk.

Issues with eyewitness identification

Across the U.S. issues are arising from witness identification.

There are two main misidentifications, inaccurate recall and memory contamination. Even if the eyewitness claims they are absolutely certain which suspect is the assailant, human memory and visual perception make eyewitness testimony unreliable. Post-event information can also impact eyewitness recall, making it unreliable.

Texas detention corporal accused of domestic violence

There is no doubt that certain families have unique dynamics. Even families with a strong foundation of love and support can ultimately face conflict. Unfortunately, a Texas detention corporal now faces accusations of domestic violence after a woman accused him of threatening to kill her.

The 35-year-old man was arrested following an incident that happened during the early morning hours of a day in June. According to reports, officers responded to a residence where they encountered a woman who claimed that the man assaulted her. She claims that the man was intoxicated when they become involved in an argument.

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.

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