In a recent post, we noted that a recent rash of DWI charges among football players has called fresh attention to the problem of drinking and driving in the NFL. Justin Blackmon, a first-round draft pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars, is among the most recent players to be charged with the crime.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was recently hit with a domestic violence charge stemming from a recent incident in which he is accused of having assaulted his mother. The specific charge was Class A misdemeanor family violence.
Former Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd was recently accused of DWI after reportedly crashing his SUV into a telephone pole and swerved off into the woods in the Hamptons. At the time of the accident, Kidd was alone in his Cadillac Escalade.
A Dallas police officer was recently charged with driving while intoxicated after fleeing the scene of an alcohol-related accident late on Monday. The 25-year-old officer was also accused of failing to give up information. Both charges are Class B misdemeanors, punishable by up to six months jail time.
Domestic violence charges can be a burdensome thing to face and have a highly disruptive effect on one's life. This they can do whether the charges are accurate or not.
Dallas area police departments implemented a "no-refusal" campaign over the holiday, cracking down on individuals who drink and driver. The program, which is a common practice around holiday times, requires those suspected of driving under the influence to perform a breath test. Those who don't will be subject to immediate, on-site blood testing.