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Williamson County Man Sentenced for Sixth DWI

Oscar Barbosa, 51, of Williamson County was sentenced to 33 years in prison after pleading guilty to his sixth driving-while-intoxicated conviction on Monday. He had been arrested in September because he was weaving on U.S. 183 in Liberty Hill, according to Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley.  A breath test found that Mr. Barbosa had…

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Taylor Man Gets 60-year Sentance for DWI Number 10

A Taylor man, Anthony Lynn Falco, was sentenced to 60 years in prison Wednesday for his 10th driving while intoxicated conviction. Mr. Falco was pulled over in June and told police that he had been drinking beer at a Round Rock bar, failed field sobriety tests but refused to give a breath sample. After a…

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Police in Austin Tracking Where Drunk Drivers Drank

Austin police released an annual ranking of bars where motorists who were stopped on suspicion of drunken driving reported having their most recent drinks. Several bars in downtown topped the list including Rain, Oilcan Harry’s, and The Ranch.  Police are using the list to help target enforcement efforts. The rankings are based on information drivers…

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Williamson County Man gets 25 years for 10th DWI

Wesley Ray Marek, arrested August 11th, 2006, after a Round Rock officer stopped him over a possible traffic violation on Sam Bass Road, was sentenced in Williamson County recently to 25 years in prison after his 10th conviction on driving while intoxicated charges. The officer found that Marek was wanted in Brown County, almost 100…

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Local Singer Killed in Car Wreck

Local singer, Melanie Wilkinson, was killed in a collision on Monday at the 2200 block of East 51st Street, just east of Waterbrook.  Ms. Wilkinson had performed for Ann Richards, Lady Bird Johnson and Barbara Jordan and was scheduled to sing in Washington with a choral group at the National Cathedral in the next few…

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Life sentance for 7th DWI Upheld

A state appeals court upheld the conviction of Martin DiCarlo, a 47-year-old Williamson County man sentanced to life in prison in 2008 after his seventh drunken driving conviction. On Friday, the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin rejected DiCarlo’s arguments that prosecutors improperly questioned potential jurors and ruled that a recorded jailhouse phone conversation between…

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Driver charged in man's death

A 20-year-old man was charged with felony intoxication manslaughter in the death of one of his passengers after a crash Saturday night in northwestern Travis County.  According to an arrest affidavit filed Monday, Jose Olvera-Tovar lost control of a Ford Explorer late Saturday on General Williamson Drive near RM 620. The Explorer struck several concrete…

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Drunk Driving Wreck Destroys Family from California

On Saturday afternoon, a family of four traveling to the airport to go back home was hit by a drunk driver. It’s possible that only one of them may survive; the 10-year-old girl who was sitting in the backseat. The Latulippe family, from California, flew to Austin to visit friends, said Jim Enos. Enos’ 38-year-old…

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Dog owner charged in fatal mauling

Fort Bend County authorities have arrested and charged a 47-year-old man in connection with a fatal dog attack last week . Samuel Cartwright has been charged with ‘attack by dog resulting in death,’ a second-degree felony, according to the Fort Bend County sheriff’s office . He was jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail. Investigators identified Cartwright as the owner…

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