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December 2014 Archives

Texas boxer charged with triple manslaughter after crash

A 24-year-old professional boxer has been charged with three counts of intoxicated manslaughter following a car crash in El Paso on Dec. 19. He was previously arrested for DWI with a blood alcohol content level equal to or greater than .15 percent in April.

Genes can predispose teens to deliquency

Families in Texas may be interested in a recent study that associated anti-social behavior with three specific genes of DNA. The study discovered that teens possessing the usual variants of these three genes may be predisposed to various levels of anti-social behavior in relation to whether the child was raised in a caring or abusive environment. Researchers concluded that genes may alter the sensitivity an individual has to their surroundings, thereby affecting both genes and behavior.

Missing woman's boyfriend charged with drug crime

On Dec. 10, it was reported that the 23-year-old boyfriend of a missing Texas woman was charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. The authorities stated that the drug charge was not related to the missing woman's case.

Man faces fourth DWI charge of 2014

A Texas man suspected of drunk driving was taken into custody in El Paso on Dec. 3. According to the El Paso Police Department, officers responded to a 3 p.m. report concerning an alleged drunk driver. Police purportedly found the man asleep in his car in a gas-station parking lot on Gateway South. Officials charged the man with driving while intoxicated third or more.

When police need a warrant for DWI cases in Texas

The highest court in Texas ruled on Nov. 25 that police officers must get a warrant or obtain consent before drawing blood. While there are certain situations when an officer may be able to draw blood without doing so, those situations are thought to be rare. In the past, a police officer could get away without getting a warrant in the event that a DWI accident resulted in bodily injury.

Bus driver faces DWI charges

A 61-year-old bus driver in Texas is now under investigation after she was detained for drunk driving. Officers claim the woman admitted to taking up to nine medications on a daily basis. However, the school district claims to have no knowledge of her prescription medications on record. Someone who gave the keys to the driver on the day of the crash stated that the woman appeared to be focused and coherent during the time before the incident.

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