A former Texas Christian University quarterback was taken into custody by Dallas police during the early morning hours of March 27 following an alleged drunk driving accident. While Trevone Boykin was not behind the wheel of the car involved, police claim to have found 7 grams of marijuana in a bag the 23-year-old former signal caller is said to have admitted was his. Boykin was transported to the Dallas County Jail for processing, and his bond was subsequently set at $500.
In Texas, as in many other states, it is illegal for you to drink and drive if you are under the age of 21. The state uses your blood alcohol concentration level to determine if you are driving while intoxicated. If there is any amount of alcohol in your system that can be detected, you could be charged with DWI. You will also run afoul of the law if you are found to have an open can of beer or bottle of alcohol on the passenger seat of your car. In short, alcohol and driving do not mix, and if you think otherwise, you could be in for some serious legal difficulties.
Two Houston rappers who are known as Paul Wall and Baby Bash were cleared by a grand jury on March 21. The pair had been charged along with nine other defendants for organized crime for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to sell THC.
According to a March 7 report, Texas law enforcement agencies have taken multiple people who were believed to be involved in various marijuana fields into custody. Fifteen different marijuana fields have been discovered in multiple East Texas counties since 2015.
Texas leads the nation in the number of people who are convicted of crimes and later exonerated, followed by Illinois. In addition to the problems inherent with wrongful convictions, a study has found that African-Americans were much likelier to be wrongfully convicted of drug offenses, sex assaults and murders than were others.
Two Texas residents were arrested on drug charges on Feb. 16 after authorities found $36,000 of hydroponic marijuana in their vehicle. The incident took place in Jefferson County.
Experts who gather statistics about highway injuries and deaths are troubled by the numbers in the Lone Star State: they have risen by 20 percent since 2011. Despite additional safety features installed on newer vehicles, injuries and fatalities continue to increase. Law enforcement officers list several causes, citing one that stands out above the rest.