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Game warden faces DWI charges

On Behalf of | Oct 20, 2023 | Criminal Defense

Law enforcement agencies across Texas have done a great job of combating drunk driving. There are few things as humiliating as being arrested for driving while intoxicated. Those arrested for DWI often appear on local websites and media outlets. Receiving a DWI charge is not only stressful and embarrassing, but a criminal conviction can bring months of incarceration and steep fines. 

An arrest was made 

Recently in Edinburg, a game warden with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department was apparently arrested and charged with DWI after an accident. According to reports, police received a call from a concerned citizen who said they witnessed a green pickup truck swerving near the area of Raul Longoria Road and East University Drive. After the first call, police said they received another call reporting that a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department vehicle crashed into construction machinery near the same area. 

Apparently, the suspected vehicle was located near the 600 block of East Cano Street and officers conducted a traffic stop. Officers said the driver stumbled while talking to them and showed signs of intoxication. Police said they arrested the driver and charged him with driving while intoxicated. Reports said the game warden was placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation. 

Defense options 

Unfortunately, drivers who are arrested for DWI can potentially face negative consequences for many years. Although a DWI charge can be extremely humiliating, it does not constitute a conviction. Any person who is arrested and charged with criminal offenses in Texas has the right to speak with a legal representative about their options. An experienced attorney can protect the rights of those accused and help them achieve the best possible outcome relative to their specific situation.