Texas: Williamson County Sheriff’s PIO Lt. John Foster resigns following conviction for DWI

Lt. John Foster convicted of DWI; resigns from post


2014-04-13  — Lt. John Foster has resigned from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, just one day after he was found guilty of driving while intoxicated.

Foster was the public information officer for the department.

Foster had been suspended without pay from the department while his case went through the system.

He was sentenced to 3 days in jail, and was given a one day credit for time served. He will also have to pay court costs.

Foster had a .09 blood alcohol content when he was arrested last June.

His attorneys argued the trooper who pulled him over didn’t follow proper procedures. Read more:

From American Statesman

Williamson County sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. John Foster was arrested Saturday night on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Foster, 45, was stopped on Interstate 35 on Saturday and charged with a misdemeanor DWI. He was released from jail Sunday.

Authorities received a call regarding a “reckless driver” in the Cedar Park area who was running red lights, swerving into oncoming traffic and driving at excessive speeds, according to an arrest warrant.

A Department of Public Safety trooper stopped Foster at 11:30 p.m. on I-35, north of Exit 269, according to the arrest warrant.

The trooper administered a sobriety test to Foster at the scene. He also administered breath alcohol tests that put Foster’s blood-alcohol content between 0.09 and 0.092, just above the 0.08 threshold for a DWI charge, the arrest warrant said.

Foster has been placed on paid administrative leave ….MORE

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