Getting Tough on DWI

Folks often suggest stories to me that they think I ought to blog about. For some reason, this seems to primarily consist of advice like “Did you see that [Paris Hilton/Lindsay Lohan/local celebrity/etc.] got [arrested/rearrested/etc.}? You ought to write about that…”

I thank them for the idea, and by the way – I really mean this – anything you see out there, please alert me if you think it’s good blogging material.

But (there’s always a ‘but’, isn’t there…)

  • I don’t blog about so-and-so got arrested for such-and-such. It’s
  • Not my style
  • Seems like making fun of people in the same situation as my clients
  • Not usually relevant to my ‘niche’
  • Overdone by the cut-and-paste bloggers
  • Not a case I think I know anything about, since all my info about it comes from the media

There’s about a hundred more reasons I don’t ‘do’ that type of blogging.

So today, someone tells me about a story in the Austin American Statesman about [-------] getting arrested. I wasn’t overly familiar with the name, but it seemed to ring a bell. Catalogued it as ‘not my type of post’ and went on my way.

Then I see that DWI lawyers in Frisco, Houston, and all the way to California have jumped into the fray, noting that the legislator responsible for the DWI surcharge in Texas was arrested for DWI and refused to take a breath test.

No Hunter, I am not representing Representative Krusee, so I’m free to comment on this story, but I still don’t want to add anything. I’ll toss out a little quiz though, for anyone who wants to play. Any of you DWI lawyers out there see anything odd about this PC affidavit?

On the ‘everyone loves the concept of comeuppance’ front, also piling on are Capitol Annex, Doing My Part for the Left, Texas Cloverleaf, Eye on Williamson, Williamson Republic, Stop the ACLU,  Old Government Road, Burnt Orange Report, TTC News Archives, Random Nuclear Strikes, Truth be Tolled, Interesting Discussions, Wilco Wise.

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Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney Blog - May 6, 2008 4:24 PM
Austin, TX DWI Lawyer Jamie Spencer recently posted about whether or not someone should "call out" of those arrested for DWI or other crimes on blogs. He explains: I don’t blog about so-and-so got arrested for such-and-such. It’s-...
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State Trooper - May 6, 2008 4:16 PM

How did he observe that the registration was expired from behind the vehicle? Did the Rep have Diplomatic Plates? If not the expiration is displayed on the front winshield. If so why wait for Communications to stop the vehicle, If the plates showed expired in 12/07 make the stop and issue a warning if the return comes back different

Jamie - May 6, 2008 4:44 PM

State Trooper:

Good point - and I'd bet I can guess the explanation for that one, but I'm going to leave the 'explanation' to myself for now.

Anything else? Anyone?

State Trooper - May 6, 2008 5:11 PM

The only other thing I see is that on pg 3 the name and date is obviously written by the arresting officer and not the person who signed the affadavit.
I give up on anything else. I like your site, I dont neccasarily agree with everything on it but I have learned a few things.
I believe that good defense attorneys can make great witnesses out of Troopers, I have had my hat handed to me a few times in County Court.

Hunter Biederman - May 7, 2008 2:53 PM
Gritsforbreakfast - May 8, 2008 11:44 AM

I'm guessing, but does a State Official license plate even expire before his term is up? I thought those were exempt plates.

Austin DWI Lawyer - June 3, 2008 9:40 PM

I think Gritsforbreakfast is right but maybe needs to clarified elsewhere. Anyway, great blog..

abuse - July 8, 2008 2:22 PM

When are they going to get tough on sploggers such as the one at my.zstead.com/austindwilawyer? Sploggers are people who scrape the entire contents of other peoples' blogs and make money doing it from places like Google Adsense. They are, in fact, criminals in violation of copyright law.

sophia Fox - January 31, 2014 8:45 AM

Thanks for this article. I am glad to see other writes focusing on drinking and driving preventions. Personal breath testing products are a great way to know your status before you drive.

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