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Councilman accused of driving while intoxicated

On Behalf of | Jan 18, 2024 | Criminal Defense

Being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol can negatively affect a person’s life in many ways. In Texas, those accused could face steep fines and even jail time if they are convicted. Even if the person is wrongly accused, the stigmas associated with driving while intoxicated are enough to ruin his or her reputation.  

Pulled over and arrested 

Recently in San Antonio, a District 10 Councilman was pulled over and arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated. The incident reportedly occurred at night on Northeast Loop 410. According to police reports, an officer observed the councilman’s vehicle traveling about 15 mph over the posted 65 mph speed limit. The officer claimed that he also observed the driver make lane changes without signaling, so he initiated a traffic stop. 

Police acknowledged that the councilman was cooperative after he was pulled over. But the officer who made the stop noticed the driver had glossy eyes and an odor of alcohol. Allegedly, the councilman also refused a Breathalyzer. Reports said the councilman was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Reportedly, he was released after posting a $2,000 bond. 

Legal options 

Being arrested on suspicion of drunk driving can make a person feel as if all hope is lost. Fortunately, anyone in Texas who faces a similar scenario and is accused of DWI has the right to speak with a legal representative about their options for defense. A seasoned and knowledgeable attorney can provide an understanding of applicable laws while protecting the rights of the client.