Obviously, no one sets out to get arrested for drunk driving. Yet, approximately every 20 minutes, somewhere in Texas a person gets killed or injured in an alcohol-related collision.
There's a common perception that everyone charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) is probably guilty. After all, the average person believes that breath tests are accurate and that law enforcement won't make mistakes during a field sobriety test. The truth is that neither breath tests nor police officers are infallible.
Underage DWI is a serious charge in Texas. The potential criminal consequences become even more severe when the underage drunk driver causes an accident and injures others. Unfortunately, a recent crash in Arlington has left a teenage girl dead and her boyfriend facing serious criminal charges.
Recently, a Lower Valley man, Tony Yslas, was put under arrest for DWI and endangering a child. Yslas was involved in an argument with his eight-month-old child's mother when he got into a car with his child and left the premises. The police stopped Yslas for speeding and police saw signs of intoxication. They found his child crying, but physically unharmed in the car. Yslas was put under arrest for DWI and endangering a child. His child was turned over to the mother, and Yslas was booked into El Paso County Jail with bond set at $6,000.