Two 2012 and one 2013 DWI cases resolved
By LeaAnne Klentzman
Fort Bend County sentences 3 men for Driving While under the Influence.
According to testimony, Diaz was traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour on Texas 99/Grand Parkway near FM 1093 in the early morning hours of June 28, 2013 when he was stopped by Trooper Cory Robinson. During the initial stop the Trooper noticed that Diaz smelled of alcohol and had soiled himself, but the Trooper continued to perform the standard tests for a person driving under the influence.
After failure to preform, Diaz was arrested for what was determined to be his second DWI. A Fort Bend County jury convicted Diaz in about 12 minutes; days later he was assessed a sentence of 2 years probation on his second DWI.
A representative for the District Attorney said Diaz will also have to perform 80 hours of community service and be required to install an interlock ignition device on his car during his term of probation. He will also attend a DWI subsequent offender program in addition to two Victim Impact Panel presentations.
Just a day before Diaz’s sentencing, it took a jury less than an hour to convict a Marble Falls, man of DWI. In August of 2012, Taylor Ryan Mayers, 23, caused an accident on US 59 near Cottonwood Church Road. While working that accident Trooper Cory Robinson learned that Mayers had been driving erratically and determined that he appeared to be under the influence of something.
A blood test revealed that Mayers was under the influence of a central nervous system depressant. He was charged and tried for DWI in County Court at Law Judge Bud Childers. Judge Childers sentenced Mayers to one year probation in which he must attend a DWI education program and 50 hours of community service.
The third man convicted by a Fort Bend jury for DWI this month was William Tran, 23, of Missouri City. At about 6 o’clock in the morning in July of 2012, Tran crashed his vehicle into two parked cars in the Birchstone subdivision.
According to Tran, he was driving home when a bright light was coming at him, he took evasive action causing him to crash into the two parked cars. The responding Missouri City police officer arrested Tran for DWI after he failed Field Sobriety testing; falling down during testing, all while still sporting a wristband like those worn in a nightclub.
Tran’s case was in County Court at Law II before Judge McMeans. In an agreed punishment, Tran was sentenced to 15 months’ probation, a $1,250 fine, and 120 hours of community service. Tran will also have to attend and complete a DWI Education Class and Victim Impact Panel.
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