3.03.2010

Courthouse News

A jury convicted a man of Felony-DWI today --- meaning he drove while intoxicated after having been convicted at least two times before of DWI. I checked on it and they are in the jury sentencing phase now. The options are 2 to 10 years in prison and then the decision as to whether the sentence should be probated. Edit: The defense lawyers are Jack Duffy and another guy (who has taken 99% of the lead) who I do not know. Both are out of Fort Worth.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good work boys,let's all go have a drink.

Chief Wiggums

Anonymous said...

man got ripped off. cant the police just give this man a break?

Anonymous said...

10 Years no probation!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with 5:19. Already had 2 prior DWI. Apparently did not learn the first 2 times. Don't need to put him back on the street again where he might kill someone!!

Anonymous said...

5:00 Your an idiot.

Anonymous said...

What aggitates me the most about people in this county is that I can almost guarantee you that the majority of the jurors have driven while intoxicated but they all consider it ok because they didn't get caught. Yes he broke the law and yes he did it more than once but there are many other criminals out there who deserve that jail space. My opinion after one DWI the license is gone for a year after 2 the license is gone forever OR they should be required to have every vehicle registered in their names equipped with one of those breathalizers that requires you to blow before you can start. AND yes my spelling is quite bad in this post but I'm very peeved and typing at the speed of light!

Anonymous said...

We'd have a lot less crime in this county if criminals couldn't have lawyers. Just lock 'em all up and put you boys out of work.

Tracy Byrd said...

If you drink don't drive do the watermelon crawl!

Anonymous said...

7:50 I agree with you, except the elaborate things people do to get around the breathalizer on their vehicle. (something about keeping a 25 ft? water hose in the vehicle and using the air in the hose to breathe into that thing!) But, you are right...how many on that jury do drink and drive. Not that it makes it right at all.

Anonymous said...

7:50, you'd be surprised at how many people do not drink and if they do, never drive as such. Hang out with different people. Your sample set is skewed if you "guarantee" that the jury consists of a bunch of drunk drivers.

Anonymous said...

why not give this drunk a name? it is shameful. if you must drink...dont drive.

Anonymous said...

9:17's right, the guy should get jail time! There's no excuse for dwi anymore, if you breath air you've been exposed to numerous warnings & stories about what can happen when you drink & drive. Should be automatic jail time as far as i'm concerned!

Anonymous said...

i agree, jail time. but theres no money in that.

Anonymous said...

If you Drink don't Banjo...It's the law.

Anonymous said...

1:03, you are right I made a very possibly exaggerated statement about the jury BUT when you look at the amount of alcohol, namely beer, sold at Wal-mart alone, not counting the restaurants, tell me that number of people who consume alcohol in this county is outnumbered by the number of people who do not.

Anonymous said...

7:18...if you are going to insult somebody by calling them an idiot, do it right!

"You're an idiot"...because it just makes you look like an even bigger idiot! Geez!

Anonymous said...

I buy beer at Walmart and liquer at other places....drink both at home and don't drive. Easy to do. Alcohol sales is no indication of drunk driving. that's silly.

Anonymous said...

Why don't they just install interlocks on EVERY vehicle on the road? Because the roar would be deafening from the "you're invading my privacy" crowd and the government would lose billions in revenue from DWI probationers.

Anonymous said...

12:47
I never said it was an indication of how many people drive drunk, it was merely a reply to the comment about how many people do not drink and the inference that the jury did not either. Drinking is not the problem but driving after drinking, even if your bal is under the legal limit doesn't mean you're not impaired and it's legal and there are way too many people in this WORLD that think it's fine.