By LeaAnne Klentzman
A jury in County Court at Law 2 convicted a Houston man who was driving while intoxicated in Missouri City in April of this year.
According Assistant District Attorney Alison Gottlieb, “Olivares ran a red light in front of a marked police vehicle. Missouri City Police Officer Michael Curry stopped the defendant and noticed empty beer cans in his car. Officer Curry offered Olivares field sobriety tests, which he performed poorly. Subsequently, the defendant was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Olivares admitted drinking three Bud Light beers, but claimed the empty cans were from his friends who rode with him on a previous night. Ironically, the three empty beer cans were all Bud Light cans.”
Steve Olivares of Houston, was convicted by a jury on September 29, 2011 for Driving While Intoxicated. During the punishment phase of the trial The State presented evidence that Olivares had numerous prior convictions and was on parole out of Harris County for a prior prison sentence. Judge Jeffrey A. McMeans sentenced Olivares to 100 days in jail.
Assistant District Attorneys Alison Gottlieb and Lesleigh Saunders prosecuted the case. Attorney Chad Dick represented Olivares.