8 week old Terrance Demarcus Crayton is one of the youngest victims of a drunk driving accident. The infant died following injuries sustained in a Longview crash on February 17th, 2015 on the 2600 block of Lilly St. According to Longview police, they responded to a Jaws of Life call near the intersection of Lilly Street and Sapphire Street and found that Dekeshia Charity Thomas, the driver of the SUV in which the unrestrained child was travelling lost control of her vehicle, struck a tree, and rolled over several times.
The infant was rushed to Good Shepherd Medical Center and was later airlifted to a Dallas hospital. Following the accident, Thomas was booked into the Gregg County Jail and charged with DUI, intoxication assault causing serious injury, and other charges.
Travis County Sheriff’s Son Arrested for DWI, Possession
Travis County sheriff’s son, Anthony Hamilton, has found himself on the wrong side of the law. The 32 year old has been booked on DUI and drug possession charges. According to police, they responded to a call about a vehicle stalled in the inside lane of Lamar Boulevard, which hampered traffic movement from Lady Bird Lake to North Lamar.
The officers found Anthony Hamilton passed out in his black 2014 Cadillac Escalade. Police report that the accused was in an inebriated state while the car smelled of marijuana. He refused a blood test. According to reports, he
Anthony was found in possession of marijuana and an unlabeled bottle of cough syrup. Police also found a backpack with Alprazolam and more marijuana. Following investigations, the son of Sheriff Greg Hamilton, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and four drug possession charges, and is held on a $11,000 bond. Records show previous marijuana possession convictions in 2000 and 2001.
Sheriff Hamilton is a former Drug Abuse Resistance officer and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Chief of Enforcement. He is also on the National College Commission Advisory Board of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Hire a Dallas DUI attorney
Dallas DUI attorneys suggest that hiring an experienced attorney is essential in order to ensure that your rights are protected and to build a comprehensive defense. DUI charges vary depending on the county, the specific incident, driving record, age, and several other factors. Such convictions cannot be expunged while a third conviction results in a felony DUI. A DUI conviction can result in serious consequences that include fines, suspension of driving license, community service or enrolment in a DUI program, and jail time.
Dallas DUI and DWI Laws
According to Dallas DUI attorneys, a person is charged with DWI or driving while intoxicated if blood tests prove a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more and the driver is found to have diminished mental and physical capabilities during that time.
The timing and type of sobriety test can have a significant impact on the results, which can very often lead to innocent people facing DWI charges. On the other hand, in Texas, DUI or driving under the influence charge is made when drivers under the age of 21 are found to be under the influence of alcohol.
A DUI offense is committed if the individual is 20 years or younger and is found with any detectable amount of alcohol, even below the .08 legal limit for adults. Therefore, individuals 18 or older can be charged as an adult for DWI if intoxicated or with DUI if only impaired.