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University of Texas football player, 18, arrested on suspicion of DWI in College Station

An 18-year-old University of Texas football player was arrested by Texas A&M police on suspicion of DWI Saturday, April 6.

Kendall O'Brien Sanders was initially pulled over after an officer allegedly observed him speeding down Raymond Stotzer Parkway around 2:30 a.m. Reportedly, he was only 8 mph over the 40 mph speed limit.

Texas A&M students need to know consequences before using fake IDs

For many Texas A&M students, it can seem like getting a fake ID is something you're expected to do.

After all, it seems like everybody has them; a 2007 University of Missouri study found that 32 percent of college students polled had a fake ID by their second year, and think about how much higher that percentage would be if everyone who responded was honest.

Bryan man pleads guilty to fifth, sixth DWIs

A Bryan man will spend 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty last week to his fifth and sixth DWIs, all of which occurred in Brazos County.

The 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DWI Feb. 22, 2012 and then again on March 22, 2012, when he was out on bail after the first DWI arrest. The circumstances of each arrest have not been publicized.

College Station man sentenced to 30 years in prison for fourth DWI

A College Station man will spend up to 30 years in prison after being convicted of a fourth DWI. We hope this man's circumstances serve as a cautionary tale to our readers. Our criminal justice system does not take kindly to repeat DWI offenders.

The 49-year-old man has 19 prior criminal convictions and has been sentenced to prison four times previously. Not all of those incidents involved alcohol.

Bryan man, 22, charged with DWI and two counts of causing damage

A Bryan man was arrested Monday night after he allegedly caused two accidents in what police describe as a drunk driving incident. He has been charged with one count of DWI and two counts of an accident causing damage.

According to local authorities, a witness called police just before midnight to say that someone driving ahead of him or her had struck two vehicles and failed to stop. That same witness then allegedly saw the driver plunge through a fence and plow into a storage facility at Bryan Avenue and Finfeather Road.

Legislators receive apology from representative after DWI arrest

Earlier this month, Texas State Rep. Naomi Gonzalez was arrested after allegedly driving while intoxicated. According to the police report, the arrest took place after Gonzalez was involved in an accident with another vehicle. The police reports that Gonzalez not only failed the field sobriety test but the breathalyzer test as well and was charged with a DWI.

But despite the negative press that has been swirling around the recently-elected state representative, there is no doubting that the circumstances surrounding the incident have affected Gonzalez in a deep, regretful way.

Sweeny man charged with DWI after falling asleep in parking lot

A Sweeny man has been arrested and charged with DWI after he was found asleep or passed out in the parking lot of a local gentleman's club early Saturday morning. Because this is his third DWI charge, he could spend up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted.

According to a police report filed in connection with the incident, a security guard at Silk Stocking Lounge found the 39-year-old man asleep or unconscious behind the wheel of a vehicle in the club's parking lot late Friday night.

With fourth DWI charge, Bryan man faces 10 years in prison

After being arrested over the weekend, a Bryan man has been charged with his fourth DWI. Because he has three prior convictions, this charge is a third-degree felony, rather than a misdemeanor, as would be the case for a first DWI conviction.

The 49-year-old man was pulled over in the 500 block of Southern Avenue just before 2 a.m. Sunday. The officer who arrested him reported seeing the man change lanes without signaling and cross over the double yellow line.

Bryan man facing DWI, drug charges after Saturday night traffic stop

A 32-year-old Bryan man was pulled over Saturday night because police thought his registration had expired. But that expired registration quickly became the least of the man's worries.

According to a police report filed after the incident, an officer pulled the man over shortly after midnight, apparently because he could tell from the man's license plate that his registration was not up to date. As he spoke to the man through the window, the officer said he could smell a powerful odor of alcohol and could see an open bottle of vodka in the backseat of the vehicle.

Chase through Bryan-College Station reaches 80 mph, driver faces DWI

A 25-year-old man has been charged with multiple offenses, including driving while intoxicated, after an incident in which he led authorities on a chase through Bryan-College Station at speeds that reportedly topped out over 80 mph.

The incident began late Saturday when a Department of Public Safety trooper allegedly saw the man driving unsafely along Texas Highway 6 around 6 p.m. After reportedly seeing the man nearly sideswipe another vehicle, the officer tried to pull the man over.

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