Woman just convicted of 2nd DWI charge faces new allegations of drinking and driving

March 17, 2013 3:21:36 PM PDT
A 43-year-old woman who was just convicted of a second DWI is now facing a felony after she was pulled over in Montgomery County on suspicion of drinking and driving yet again.

Diana Quinn was arrested Thursday night on Felony DWI charge after a DPS trooper noticed she was driving erratically, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office. Quinn had just left the same lounge in Porter where she reportedly had been drinking before her second DWI arrest.

The DA's office says Quinn's third DWI charge came so soon after her second DWI conviction that her criminal record had not yet been updated. In fact, the DPS trooper thought he was arresting her on a second DWI charge until she told him of her conviction just a couple days earlier.

Quinn initially refused to provide the DPS trooper with a voluntary blood sample, but because her case was elevated to a felony DWI, the officer was able to obtain a mandatory sample.

Meanwhile, Montgomery County is kicking off its No Refusal policy for St. Patrick Day and says BAT vans will be on the streets with a breath alcohol testing instruments and a nurse will be on standby to administer any No Refusal Blood Warrants.

Montgomery County says it's experienced a 50 percent drop in intoxication manslaughter charges since the start of its No Refusal program started four years ago.

The county says if you can't hire a cab, get a designated driver.

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