When a driver is caught operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you can expect that they will be faced with some serious consequences. But, when a driver is caught driving while intoxicated more than once and/or causes an accident as a result of their decision to drive drunk, the consequences heighten in severity. For one Texas man, he is now facing some rather serious charges after he caused an accident while driving intoxicated. And to make matters worse, he already had three prior DWI convictions.
According to The Eagle, police in Bryan were called to the scene of an accident that had occurred at the intersection of Texas 21 and North Texas Avenue just after 3:00 a.m. Apparently, Johnnie Gonzales Jr., 32, ran a red light and struck a sedan in the process. The impact caused the sedan to cross the median and collide with an oncoming vehicle. One of the drivers who had been involved in the wreck was taken to CHI St. Joseph for the minor injuries they sustained and thankfully no one else suffered any injuries.
After police had Gonzales take a few field sobriety tests, he failed them which prompted police to obtain a warrant for a blood sample. He was then arrested and taken into police custody but was later released from the Brazos County Jail after posting $5,000 bail. But, because of the three prior DWI convictions Gonzales already had on his record, his “driving while intoxicated charge was enhanced to a third-degree felony.” If he is convicted of the charge, he could be looking at spending up to 10 years in prison and incurring a fine of up to $10,000.
While one DWI charge can have a significant impact on your life, and can be difficult to fight in court, a second or third DWI charge only increases the degree of the charge and the penalties you are faced with. So, if you recently were arrested for DWI in College Station, TX or caused a drunk driving accident, you are going to need to obtain legal representation from a highly qualified and skilled DWI defense attorney in Texas as soon as possible.
Woman Arrested for DWI Accused of Biting Officer
Another resident of Bryan, TX was arrested for DWI in July after she was pulled over around 3:00 a.m. near the intersection of Nagle Street and University Drive. The Eagle says after authorities attempted to arrest 22-year-old Amaya Ochoa, she became “belligerent” and “bit an officer who was attempting to hold her head in an effort to prevent her from hurting herself.” During that time, Ochoa bit the officer two more times during the time they were trying to restrain her.
Ochoa is now being charged with DWI and assault of a public servant. The driving while intoxicated charge is considered a Class B misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. The assault of a public servant is a third-degree felony and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Needless to say, both Gonzales and Ochoa are going to want to retain a DWI lawyer in Bryan, Texas if they want to stand a chance at getting any of their charges reduced. And again, if you are currently facing a DWI charge yourself and your arrest was made in College Station or Bryan, TX contact the DWI lawyers at the Wagnon Law Group, PLLC today. Not only can this firm provide you with support and advice you will need but will fight your charges in an attempt to get them reduced or even dismissed.
The Wagnon Law Group, PLLC can be contacted at:
504 E. 27thStreet
Bryan, TX 77803