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Investigator for Falls County District Attorney's Office arrested for DWI

Posted at 10:48 AM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 20:21:12-05

FALLS COUNTY, TX — An investigator for the Falls County District Attorney's Office was arrested for DWI in McLennan County on Feb. 23.

Shane James was arrested by Robinson Police with a blood alcohol content level of .15, almost twice the legal limit.

In Texas, a person is legally drunk when their blood alcohol content level is .08.

James was driving South on Robinson Drive, and appeared to have trouble maintaining a single lane as it crosses in to the center turn lane, according to the arrest affidavit.

James made a left turn off of Robinson and went in to the grass yard of a church.

He then over corrected and crossed over to the center of the roadway to recover.

Officers observed a heavy odor of alcohol on James when they pulled him over, and an open container of beer in the front console.

James told police he had 4 beers and 2 shots of 4-5 hours.

James is listed as working for Falls County under District Attorney Jody Gilliam on the county website.