New Law Means Prison for DWI Offenders - - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

05/14/04 - Longview

New Law Means Prison for DWI Offenders

  It's a prison sentence for an East Texas man on his first DWI conviction, due to a new Texas law. 27 year old "Lazaro Baldazo" was arrested in Kilgore on November 1st on drunk driving charges.

  His wife and two children were in the car. A new law that went into effect in September makes a first time DWI offense a state jail felony when passengers are 15 years old or younger. Baldazo pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year in prison.

    He is also an illegal alien, and will be turned over to Mexican authorities after serving his sentence.


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