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Texas police officer accused of drunk driving

Lack of sleep can often have surprising effects on the human body. Unfortunately, police may assume that an exhausted driver is actually under the influence of alcohol. In fact, a police officer in Texas was recently arrested because law enforcement officials believe that he was drunk driving

Police reportedly became involved with the man when workers at a fast food restaurant notified an off-duty police officer that a driver was asleep in the drive-thru during the early morning hours of a day in October. According to workers, the man placed his order put fell asleep between the two drive-thru windows. The officer claims that he had to hit the truck window several times before the driver, later identified as a 51-year-old man who was also an off-duty police officer, awoke. 

Man charged with family violence after woman uses pepper spray

Families can be complicated. Often, disagreements can lead to anger. Despite this, violence is relatively rare. However, a man in Texas now faces of change of assault family violence in an incident that reportedly involved a grandmother spraying pepper spray and sending five people to the hospital.

Reports indicate that the incident happened on a day in September. Police claim that they received a call about a fight in a vehicle. The driver ultimately parked the vehicle in front of a police substation; it is unclear if the driver intentionally drove there.

3 things to know if stopped for DWI

In most cases, no driver wants to see blue police lights flashing behind them, but when it does happen, it is important to keep your priorities straight and pay attention during your interaction with police. If the officer suspects that you've been drinking, then you may have to submit to sobriety tests and will likely receive drunk driving charges if you fail these tests.

The way that you conduct yourself during the stop can strongly impact the outcome, even after you receive charges. Simply receiving drunk driving charges is not an automatic conviction, but it is a sign that you need to begin building your legal defense immediately.

Texas Teenager arrested in convenience store robbery

When a person is accused of a crime in Texas, there are often a variety of different options available. In many cases, those facing an interrogation by police officers might be unsure of their constitutional rights or too intimidated to invoke them. As such, those accused of robbery and other crimes want an experienced criminal defense attorney on their side from the earliest stages.

In fact, a teenager may want such advice as he navigates the criminal justice system following the charges recently filed against him. The charges stem from what appears to be an unsuccessful robbery attempt that happened at approximately 9:30 a.m. on a day in September. Reports claim that a man who had his face and head covered with a T-shirt entered a convenience store with a gun.

Woman faces federal possession charge after Texas traffic stop

The United States Constitution affords people in this country with a variety of different rights. However, some people may not be fully aware of their options and how to assert their rights, especially when involved in a confrontation with law enforcement officers. For example, a woman faces a possession charge after her car was searched by police officers in Texas during a traffic stop.

The incident that led to the charges against the woman reportedly happened on a day in August. According to reports, the 41-year-old woman's vehicle was stopped on a Texas interstate for a traffic violation. A search of her vehicle followed.

3 things to know if stopped for DWI

It is the end of the week and you decide to go out to the local bar with a few of your buddies. Your plan is to have a few drinks and eventually drive home. Instead, you end up staying a little bit later than you originally thought you would and have a few extra drinks. Since you feel fine, you decide to hop in your car and head back to your place.

All of sudden you see the police lights come on in the rearview mirror. Naturally, you are extremely nervous. You know the penalty for a DWI would negatively affect your life. This is the type of situation where it is crucial that you know your rights and how to properly handle the impending confrontation with the police officer.

Texas driver accused of DWI for crossing median

Drivers can become distracted for a variety of different reasons. This can be especially true for those driving for work whose mental attention may be focused on the details of the next work-related tasks they must complete. While this inattention could lead to a driver drifting out of their lane of traffic, it could be easy for law enforcement officers to make assumptions about the driver's level of sobriety. Unfortunately, a man in Texas now faces accusations of DWI due to an incident that allegedly occurred while driving a commercial vehicle.

The incident reportedly happened during the morning hours of a day in August. According to reports, the man was driving a concrete truck. The vehicle allegedly crossed the media into oncoming traffic. Police say they responded after receiving 911 calls about it.

Minor traffic stop in Texas leads to possession, other charges

When faced with a confrontation with a law enforcement officer, many people are unsure about their rights. Even if they do have a vague awareness of what their rights may be, they may feel intimidated, impacting their willingness to assert themselves. Unfortunately, three people in Texas now face drug possession charges, among others, and may be unsure if their rights were violated in the events leading up to their arrest.

Police claim they pulled over a sports utility vehicle for what they described as a minor traffic violation on a night in late July. Reports indicate that the stop happened in an area that police characterize as a "known drug area." The three people in the vehicle, according to police, were also "known drug users."

2 Texas men arrested, accused of robbery, assault

When a person is assaulted or an assault is attempted, police often want to quickly provide reassurance to the community that no threat to personal safety remains. Regardless of law enforcement claims, those accused of crimes are presumed innocent until proved otherwise. In fact, two Texas men who were recently arrested in connection to an alleged robbery are now likely wondering about their legal options.

The incident that led to the men's arrest happened around noon on a day in early July. According to reports, the two men went to an apartment complex where they allegedly pointed a gun at a resident; however, police say that the two defendants realized they were in the wrong apartment and left. It is unclear for whom police think the men were looking. They are accused of then robbing a construction worker nearby.

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.

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