D.A.'s Office Prepared to Prosecute Impaired Drivers During Fourth Weekend

The Wichita County District Attorney's Office says they're prepared to handle any situation this Fourth of July and will be ready to prosecute those who choose to drink and drive.

They'll have a prosecutor on call at all times through the weekend.

First Assistant District Attorney John Gillespie says that will expedite the process in getting a blood warrant to test a driver's B.A.C.

Besides putting yourself and others in danger, Gillespie says a DWI charge is very costly.

"Between bail, hiring an attorney, and a fine, the entire process can be around $10,000.  Then somebody loses their license for 90 days up to six months.  Then in addition to that there's $3,000 in surcharges to get the license reinstated, so you're looking somewhere between $8,000 and $10,000 for even a first time DWI," Gillespie says.

Gillespie says the D.A's office is encouraging everyone to make responsible decisions by not drinking and driving this holiday weekend.

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