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Former Dallas Police Officer’s DWI Dismissed

By Law Office of Steven Rocket Rosen  Jul. 29, 2013 4:29p

A former female Dallas police officer who was facing DWI charges had her case dismissed by prosecutors last month because they did not have enough evidence to convict her. The defendant, E. M., had been involved in a traffic accident in 2012 in which she caused damage to another driver's car. According to the other driver, E. M. drove off after hitting him. He was able to follow her. At the time of the incident, E. M. was described as having bloodshot eyes, slurring her speech, unable to maintain her balance, and admitted to having three alcoholic drinks prior to driving. She also did not have her driver's license. She refused to undergo field sobriety tests as well as a chemical test for blood alcohol concentration. She was eventually charged with a Class C misdemeanor for being involved in the accident, to which she pleaded guilty.

Texas uses the implied consent law, which means that when you accept a driver's license you agree to submit to a chemical test when requested by law enforcement. If you refuse to take a breathalyzer or other chemical test, your license will be automatically suspended for 180 days on a first refusal and for two years on a subsequent refusal. Refusal to take such a test can also be used against you in court, implying your guilt. Those who are convicted of a DWI in Texas face fines of up to $2,000, a license suspension of 90 days to a year, and a minimum jail sentence of 3 days. A DWI conviction will remain on your criminal record for 10 years and will influence subsequent DWI offenses.

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