The Campaign For DA

4.01.2008

I've Been Begging For This Here For Years

From San Antonio:

Hoping to ease clogged court dockets and put more drunken drivers under the state's watch, Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed today will begin making a new pitch to people facing a first-time DWI charge.

The deal would allow drivers to avoid a formal DWI conviction — and some of the hefty financial penalties that come with it — in exchange for a quick guilty plea to a different charge and an agreement to abide by a raft of conditions that are far more rigid than the rules of probation typical for such cases.

I don't know if either of the Wise County Attorney candidates (who are in a run-off) would support such a policy.