A district clerk in Texas was recently taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. The woman also reportedly had an alcoholic beverage container open in her car. The woman was arrested on DWI charges on a Sunday.
Police said they stopped the woman's car at around 10:50 p.m. on a Saturday. Prior to that, the woman reportedly made too wide of a turn when entering Loop 534 from Texas 27. She then allegedly entered the lane of oncoming traffic and then drove on the shoulder of the road.
During the police stop, the woman reportedly failed the police's sobriety test. Authorities said they also found a beer can that was open in her car. The woman, who has been a district clerk since 2013, previously received two citations for speeding and one for reportedly driving with a child who was not properly restrained. These charges, however, were dismissed.
Facing a DWI charge can understandably be frightening, leaving the arrested individual wondering how such a charge will impact his or her reputation and future. Fortunately, just because the individual has been taken into custody does not mean he or she is automatically guilty. Rather, the person remains innocent until and unless proved guilty in a court of law.
The individual charged with DWI in Texas has the right to proceed to trial to fight the charge. At trial, the prosecution must prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt before any conviction can happen. The defendant's criminal defense will scrutinize the evidence that the prosecution plans to present at trial to support the charge. For instance, the attorney can question the accuracy of a sobriety test performed during the traffic stop. The attorney's ultimate goal is to achieve the most personally favorable outcome for the defendant in this type of criminal case.
Source: mysanantonio.com, "Kerr County district clerk arrested on DWI charge", Zeke MacCormack, April 2, 2018