Texas: former prosecutor defends Judge on probation for defendant in DWI case

From MySanAntonio.com
A March 18 Express-News editorial (“Justice system is failing on DWI”) and subsequent letters to the editor criticizing Judge Pat Priest for his decision in the Clayton Don Stowe case are unfair to this honorable judge.
“Shock probation” was created by the Texas Legislature several years ago essentially to give the courts more latitude in sentencing individuals convicted of certain criminal offenses. The idea was to grant shock probation to someone without a prior criminal record in nonviolent and other type cases. DWI comes within that statute….MORE