Family of Poteet officer killed in suspected DWI crash files lawsuit against driver and bar
The family of Poteet police officer, Jeffrey Richardson, who was killed by a suspected drunk driver while working a contract job in Austin has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver that hit him and the bar that served the driver — and they’re seeking more than one million dollars in damages.
Hays County commissioner pleads to lesser charge in 2021 DWI crash case
A Hays County commissioner who was charged with driving while intoxicated after crashing into a vehicle in Austin last year has been sentenced to nine months of community supervision in the case, Travis County court records show.
Habitual drunk driver facing 6th DWI charge had blood alcohol content nearly 4 times the legal limit, records show
A San Antonio-area woman charged with drunk driving six times in four counties has so far avoided a lengthy prison sentence, despite picking up additional charges last fall while on probation for felony DWI.
Lawyer in charge of prosecuting SAPD detective went on to represent mistress after charges were dropped
Months after a special prosecutor agreed not to move forward with family violence and burglary charges against a fired San Antonio police detective, she was hired to represent the alleged victim, his mistress, in a separate case, the KSAT 12 Defenders confirmed Friday.
Cibolo city councilman faces DWI charge after crashing car into ditch
Councilman Reggie Bone, 48, was arrested Sunday morning following a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Fazio Drive and Carnousty Drive in Cibolo, according to a blood-draw warrant obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders Monday afternoon.
SAPD officer with history of road rage shouted at other officer, repeatedly banged head against window during DWI arrest, report says
A San Antonio police officer accused of beating up a 61-year-old man after causing a drunk driving crash last week shouted at a fellow officer at the scene and repeatedly banged his head on the window of a patrol vehicle, according to a newly released report from his arrest.
Report: Alamo Colleges police dispatcher charged with DWI asked to be let go ‘because she is law enforcement too’
An Alamo Colleges Police Department dispatcher remains on the job, weeks after San Antonio police said she used her position in law enforcement to try and get out of being charged with drunk driving.
Officer found asleep behind the wheel, covered in own vomit suspended by SAPD following DWI arrest
A San Antonio Police officer arrested in May on an elevated DWI charge has been temporarily suspended by the department while his criminal case plays out, records obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders show.
$20 million lawsuit filed against St. Mary’s Street bar, patron in connection with bicyclist’s death
A $20 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a St. Mary’s street bar and a patron who is accused of driving drunk before she hit and killed a 47-year-old mother of two who was riding her bicycle.
Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach charged with DWI
A former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach is facing possible prison time after a car accident that critically injured a 5-year-old girl in February. CBS News national correspondent Jericka Duncan spoke to the attorney for the little girl's family after the charges were announced.cbsnews.com
DWI and reckless driving charges dropped against Bruce Springsteen
DWI and reckless driving charges dropped against Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen pleaded guilty to having shots of tequila at a New Jersey beach where drinking is illegal, but he was cleared of DWI and reckless driving charges.cbsnews.com
Officials release photo of woman who police say drove under influence with kids, crashed into SAPD cruiser
SAN ANTONIO The Bexar County Sheriffs Office has released a photo of a 30-year-old woman who crashed into a police cruiser early Wednesday. Officers said Hernandez-Benavidez was traveling southbound on SW Loop 410 when she swerved as traffic slowed, hitting a police cruiser. Authorities said four children under the age of 15 were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, but were not hurt. The San Antonio Fire Department and EMS crews assisted in removing the children from the vehicle. Police said the officers neck was sore from the collision, but that he refused treatment at the scene.
SAPD: Woman charged with DWI after crashing vehicle with children into police cruiser
SAN ANTONIO A 30-year-old woman was arrested following a vehicle crash with a police cruiser overnight, San Antonio police said. The incident occurred around 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of SW Loop 410, not far from Highway 151 on the citys far West Side. According to police, Anabelle Karina Hernandez-Benavidez was traveling southbound on SW Loop 410 with four children in her vehicle when she swerved as traffic slowed, hitting a police cruiser. Police said the officer was sitting in a parked vehicle with its lights on assisting a traffic accident when his vehicle was struck. The San Antonio Fire Department and EMS crews assisted in removing the children from the vehicle.
Salazar email to deputies: DWI issue 'again reared its ugly head'
SAN ANTONIO - Hours after an off-duty Bexar County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, Sheriff Javier Salazar sent an agencywide email stating that the DWI issue had "again reared its ugly head." Here is Salazar's email in its entirety:Unfortunately, a BCSO Deputy was arrested for DWI overnight. Stay Safe,Sheriff Javier SalazarCLICK HERE: Bexar County Sheriff's deputy arrested overnight on DWI chargeMaldonado, 29, was arrested just after 2 a.m. Saturday on the access road of the 13500 block of I-10 West. Following his arrest, Maldonado was removed from the agency's Special Emergency Response Team. According to arrest records compiled by the Defenders, Maldonado is the 14th deputy arrested this year.