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Blog Posts in November, 2011

Police Say Man Used 13-Year-Old Nephew as Designated Driver

According to HPD, local man, Omar Ornelas Lopez, 27, made his 13-year-old nephew drive him around because he was too intoxicated to drive. Authorities claim the officer noticed the vehicle disregarding stop signs and making wide. After stopping the car, Lopez exited the vehicle from the passenger side and appeared…

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Drunk-Driving Mother Arrested in South Carolina After Trying to Throw Son Over a Fence

A woman in South Carolina crashed her car while drunk and then tried to throw her four-year-old son over a fence while fleeing the scene. Since the incident, she has been banned from driving and ordered to wear an alcohol and drug monitor

According to authorities, two witnesses saw the 2009…

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Mom Convicted in Drunken Crash That Killed Daughter Arrested for DWI Again

Harris County authorities have arrested Elena Fuentes, the 27-year-old Houston mother previously convicted of intoxicated manslaughter (in a crash that claimed her daughter’s life), again charged with DWI. Fuentes received 10 years’ probation in 2009 for her prior conviction. In the first case, Fuentes was intoxicated behind the wheel of…

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DWI Arrests in Montgomery County Surge for Labor Day Weekend

Although Labor Day weekend delivered some much needed cooler temperatures for most in the Houston area, the holiday did bring the heat others as it was also a no-refusal weekend. During no-refusal weekends, motorists do not have the choice to decline testing to check their blood-alcohol level.

This Labor Day’s no-refusal…

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