In the early hours of July 1, a Plano police officer was arrested on charges
of evading arrest and DWI, according to the police.
At approximately 2:30 a.m., Plano police officers were dispatched to Robinson
and Hedgcoxe Roads where a single vehicle crash had just occurred, said
police spokesman David Tilley.
When officers arrived at the scene of the crash, they discovered that the
driver was one of their fellow officers, B. Betler, who has been in the
department’s patrol division for a decade. Betler showed signs of
intoxication; he was arrested at the scene of the crash and booked into
the Collin County detention center.
Betler’s bond was set at $500 for each of the charges.
Betler, 43, was off-duty at the time of the crash and driving his personal
vehicle, Tilley said.
The police are in the middle of an internal investigation and according
to Tilley, Betler will remain on administrative leave until they complete
The situation is very serious, said Tilley.
Tilley talked about how they have said over and over again how people are
more likely to be injured and killed in their city in a tragic crash than
any other way, and
DWI enforcement is something that they take very seriously. Tilley said that
this is an example that the law applies to everyone and no one is above the law.
DWI Penalties in Texas
In Texas, it’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration
(BAC) of .08% or more. If someone is convicted of driving while intoxicated
(DWI) and it is their first offense, they face the following penalties:
- A maximum fine of $2,000
- Up to 180 days (6 months) in jail
- Up to one year driver’s license suspension
- Annual fee of up to $2,000 for three years to keep driver’s license
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