Skip to comments.Prosecutor, deputy among 25 charged with DWI
Posted on 01/01/2011 3:09:29 PM PST by moonshinner_09
GALVESTON A Galveston County assistant district attorney and a sheriffs deputy were among 25 people charged with driving while intoxicated, authorities said Friday.
Prosecutor Lester Blizzard, 50, and deputy Tino Ramirez, 43, were booked on the charges stemming from Thursday night arrests, sheriffs office spokesman Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo said. Their bonds on the misdemeanor charges were set at $5,000 each.
Their arrests followed traffic stops by state troopers at 51st Street and Harborside Drive in Galveston, Tela Mange, a spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety, said.
Blizzard was arrested at 10:16 p.m. State troopers accused Blizzard of speeding and showing signs of intoxication, Mange said.
He refused a breath test, and a search warrant was done to take blood because its no-refusal week, Mange said.
Ramirez was arrested an hour earlier at the same location under the same circumstances, Mange said and sheriffs office records reveal. He did consent to a blood draw, Mange said.
District Attorney Kurt Sistrunk, whose term in office ends on Jan. 1, said he suspended Blizzard without pay because of the incident. New District Attorney Jack Roady takes office at midnight Saturday morning.
At least 25 people were booked on charges of driving while intoxicated since midnight Wednesday through Friday morning, Tuttoilmondo said.
Others arrested in the roundup included a mailman in uniform and a Houston Independent School District principal, Tuttoilmondo said.
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Did they check for citizenship? Of course not.
Now even our laws are offering special deals. But seriously...Sieg Heil!
sheriffs office spokesman Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo said
Gotta love that name! Tuttoilmondo is tutto il mondo, Italian for "all of the world," or "everyone." I wonder where that came from? Haven't seen it as a last name before.
“Everybody does it.”
That is one partying area.. wow..
Others arrested in the roundup included a mailman in uniform and a Houston Independent School District principal, Tuttoilmondo said
My bet neither of these people lose their job.
In fact, they’ll most likely move UP into higher positions.
Funny how most people take Harborside, to stay off of Broadway, to avoid the police. I guess they caught on.
There are various reasons for the demolition of the Dems. Pushback against Obama, the Tea Party folks, a guy named John LeCour who took over the chair of the Galveston Republic Party not long ago, a lot of "Democrats" on the Democrat plantation in Galveston were displaced to other cities after IKE. LeCour, who I mention above, is the Conan the Barbarian of the Replublican Party in Galveston county. Like him or not the guy takes no prisoners.
Galveston Couny is a Democratic no-mans land.
Be doing tons more for public safety than this DWI bullshit.
Its hilarious when the people charged with enforcing the law break it. They just had too much to drink. It’ll be interesting to see how that defense holds up in court.