There is an intoxication manslaughter case going on in Tarrant County that is incredibly sad. Roy Alvin Adams Jr. (in photo) is on trial for causing the death of Grapevine officer Darren Medlin about a year ago. Adams seems genuinely remorseful, and the whole thing is a tragedy. DWI cases are odd in that the defendant's "intent" is irrelevant. As I often say, some DWI defendants hit a curb while others strike a person. The first is a misdemeanor while the latter is a second degree felony. Adams (who will probably be convicted) faces a range of punishment from probation to 20 years in prison. After seeing him in court for a week, a probated sentence wouldn't bother me at all. But, I'm not sure most people don't feel that way. It's all so sad.
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