Texas football player Ronald Leary was convicted of drunk driving as a result of an incident that took place in September 2012. After pleading guilty to the drunk driving charge, the Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman was given a sentence of 18 months probation. He may now have to face disciplinary action from the NFL that could include a suspension.
Texas residents might be interested in the following story. A woman apparently decided to have something to eat after consuming alcohol and anti-anxiety medication. This normally would not have attracted the attention of the police had the 34-year-old woman not decided to park her car at the local McDonald's drive-thru after arguing with workers who refused to give her free food. Police charged the woman with driving while intoxicated based upon a chemical test showing her blood alcohol content to be above the legal limit for intoxication.
A group of researchers from the University of Florida, Gainsville, has shown that having a designated driver does not necessarily mean that you will make it home safely. The study was conducted in a college town among mostly white bar patrons. They did not reveal the location of the study was not revealed. However, the results are relevant to any city or college town in Texas.
A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty to intoxicated manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly killed an off-duty police officer on July 21. However, on May 31, he informed jurors that he didn't believe he was guilty of drunk driving when the accident happened. The accused man allegedly rammed into the 25-year-old law enforcement officer after he left a bar. He could receive a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison for both crimes if the court decides to run the sentences consecutively, 20 years for the manslaughter and 10 years for leaving the scene of an accident.
Houston residents may be interested to know that even high-profile celebrities are not immune to DUI charges. According to Fox Sports News, prosecutors intend to revoke the bond previously issued to Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle, Josh Brent, after he was charged with DUI manslaughter. Prosecutors report that Josh Brent consumed alcohol and then attempted to hide its presence in his body, thereby violating the conditions of his bond.