A spate of drunk driving incidents including one fatality continues to plague Dallas and its neighborhoods.
Man Arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter
A 34-year-old woman, Emily Javadi, was killed when a man crashed into her. Travis Elwell was driving under the influence of alcohol at a high speed and did not notice the parked car that Javadi was standing beside. She fell onto a metal pole after being hit by the car.
Elwell has been arrested for intoxication manslaughter by the Dallas Police according to Dallas DWI attorneys. Elwell’s life as he knew is over with. Elwell made a huge mistake and he should suffer because of it.
Javadi was declared dead at Parkland Hospital. She was running her own catering business and was sought after for parties and art events in Dallas.
Police Officer Charged with Felony
A charge of felony criminal mischief was brought against a police officer who crashed into a silver 2011 Chevrolet Malibu and a blue 2010 Ford F-250 in November last year. The crash happened at 200 block of West Santa Rosa Street. The officer was driving a Jeep Wrangler.
Remington Levi Steele was indicted by a grand jury for hitting unattended vehicle while off duty. He had caused between $1,500 to $20,000 damage to the car he had hit, according to his DUI attorney.
In addition, he has also been charged with driving while intoxicated. As per the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement records, he had worked as a jailer with the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office and had become a licensed peace officer with the Victoria police department last year in January. Steele has been put on administrative leave until the investigation is complete.
According to Dallas DWI attorneys, if convicted of the charges, he could be jailed for two years and would have to pay a fine of $10,000. For more information on fines for drinking and driving in Texas, visit www.gregglawdallas.com.
Prosecutor Threatens Police Officers
A 28 year old Dallas county prosecutor, Justin Moore, was caught speeding driving on Highway 67 near Loop 12 was arrested by the police officers. He was seen driving in and out of lanes, and almost struck another car.
When police stopped him, they noticed his bloodshot eyes and could smell alcohol. When asked to produce his driver’s license, he flashed his district attorney’s badge, according to police reports. The reports also state that he refused to get out of the car and threatened the police officers saying that he would see to it that they got fired. Moore also accused the police officers of being racist and for working with the KKK. He also refused to take a sobriety test and said the police were idiots and worked for a sad department, according to the reports. The details of the blood reports after the officers obtained a warrant for the same, are not yet known.
Moore graduated from SMU law school and had worked since last July in the DA’s office. He was the founder of an organization that addresses the stigma of mental illness, called The Moore Foundation for a Careful Mind. Susan Hawk with whom Moore was employed has said that her office would not handle the case due a conflict of interest.