Lawyer Who Prosecutes DWI Cases Arrested For DWI

| by Michael Howard
Kristen Parker was arrested on suspicion of DWIKristen Parker was arrested on suspicion of DWI

An assistant district attorney in Texas responsible for prosecuting DWI cases was arrested Aug. 13 for allegedly driving while intoxicated.

Kirsten Parker, 27, was booked into jail around 4:45 a.m. after being arrested by a Baylor University police officer, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald. She was released later that day, having posted a $1,000 bond.

Parker obtained her law degree from Baylor Law School in 2014. She joined the McLennan County District Attorney's office in 2015, specializing in the prosecution of misdemeanor DWI cases.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, someone in Texas is injured or killed about every 20 minutes in a car accident involving alcohol. A first DWI offense is punishable by up to 180 days in jail, a fine of up to $2,000, and the loss of a driver's license for up to a year. A person can also be fined up to $500 for having an open alcohol container in a vehicle, whether they are the driver or passenger.

Sources: Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas Department of Transportation / Photo credit: McLennan County Jail via Waco Tribune-Herald

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