Wednesday, May 8, 2013

 
I DO NOT SEE THIS AS A WIN FOR THE DA- CAMERON COUNTY NEEDS TO GET ITS ACT TOGETHER ON DWI

Press Release Cameron County DA Saenz:

"A jury found a San Benito woman guilty today for driving while intoxicated – third offense. Judge Elia Cornejo Lopez, of the 404th state District Court, sentenced Maria Teresa Brown to five years in prison, but probated for six years.

She will serve a mandatory 10 days in jail for the third-degree felony. Brown, 59, was arrested by San Benito Police on July 18, 2011 after veering off the road and crashing into a mesquite tree. The arresting officer witnessed the accident and stopped to render aid.

The officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the vehicle and found a bottle of tequila in the front passenger-side floorboard. Brown failed the field sobriety test. Brown has May 2003 and March 2005 convictions for DWI. Assistant District Attorneys James Evan Robbins and Brett Pattillo prosecuted the case."

10 days for felony DWI makes a joke of the process. 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Darla Lapayre who never got in trouble ever before, and was not even intoxicated when she had an accident had to go jail for 6 months. Now this lady with three DWI's only receives 10 days in jail. Where is the fairness and justice in that?

Sounds like Judge Lopez does not have a very keen sense of fairness. Perhaps she is playing favorites. Does she have something against anglos?

Anonymous said...

People like this need to go to rehab and not jail. Get a grip people!!!!

Anonymous said...

This Judge is inconsistent in her rulings,to say the least....check this drunk for Girl Scout cookies.