Drivers in Collin who are caught and convicted of driving while ability impaired will face harsh penalties. If the drivers are repeat offenders, they will have more onerous punishments. With a 3rd offense DWI, the charges will be raised to the level of felony. In some instances, when the driver is drunk, other actions, such as assault, will result in multiple offenses being charged against them.
A 29-year-old woman was arrested on felony charges of DWI and for assault on a public servant. Her 2008 KIA was stopped by the trooper investigating traffic violations after 2:30 a.m. The officer allegedly saw signals that the woman was intoxicated. As a result, she was given field sobriety tests and, subsequently, arrested. As she was being taken to jail, she allegedly kicked the trooper. Since the woman had a prior record of DWI (three or more), she was charged with a felony for drunk driving. Assaulting the officer is also a felony. In addition, she was driving with an invalid license.