A firearms trafficker, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of aiding and abetting the unlawful manufacturing of firearms, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn. That announcement was made last week by U.S.
The city of Uvalde has hired Mario A. Morales as conservation coordinator. Morales, who joined the city staff last week, is responsible for increasing water-conservation awareness among city residents.
So far this year, local law enforcement officials have made 96 misdemeanor and felony arrests for drunken driving.
According to the Texas Penal Code, a person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place. The offense is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a minimum term of 72 hours in confinement.
If a drunk driver is found in possession of an open container of alcohol, the misdemeanor is punishable by up to six days in jail.
If the driver’s blood alcohol concentration level is 0.15 or more at the time an analysis of a breath or blood specimen is taken, the offense increases to a Class A misdemeanor.
If the suspect has two or more prior offenses, has a child under the age of 15 traveling with them or commits intoxicated assault or intoxicated manslaughter, the offense increases to a state jail felony.