Wednesday, March 12, 2014

KHOU 11 anchor Ron Trevino arrested & charged with DWI

Ron Trevino charged with driving while intoxicated

UPDATE JUNE 19, 2014
Ron Trevino's DWI case dismissed

KHOU 11 is reporting that its own morning anchor Ron Trevino was arrested Tuesday night and charged with driving while intoxicated.

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UPDATE MARCH 17, 2014
VIDEO: Ron Trevino returns to KHOU 11, addresses DWI arrest
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The station notes the DWI arrest happened when he was off the clock.

The station offers its support to Trevino:

"We are aware of the circumstances surrounding the arrest and are grateful that neither Ron nor any others were injured in this incident. 

His guilt or innocence of these charges is yet to be determined.  
Ron will go through the system and present his own defense. 
KHOU supports Ron as he goes through the legal process."

He isn't the first Houston TV anchor this has happened to over the years and probably will not be the last.

Ironically Trevino just appeared in a video on this very blog today in connection with an event from last week.

Trevino has been with the CBS affiliate for 30 years.


UPDATE JUNE 19, 2014
Ron Trevino's DWI case dismissed

UPDATE MARCH 17, 2014
VIDEO: Ron Trevino returns to KHOU 11, addresses DWI arrest

41 comments:

  1. I suppose this means he is fully capable of making really stupid choices, just like other humans.

    In no way do I condone his actions. Am simply observing that TV personalities are just as human as the next guy.

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    1. Exactly, I agree with you Debbie. No one condones his actions, but people make mistakes and THANK GOD in this case, he didn't hurt or kill anyone. That's his saving grace. I personally think he is too old for this, but people act as though they have NEVER made a mistake. He's human just like everyone else. He just happens to have a high profile job.

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  2. Of all of the people on Houston TV that I thought would be in jail for anything, he wasn't on the top of my list.

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  3. He could have killed someone and NOTHING but luck prevented this. ANYONE who considers this "human" has never lost anyone to this selfish criminal act. The idiot didn't even spend a night in jail and was let out on $500 bond???? It was selfish, stupid, criminal and he could have murdered an innocent human being. What a pathetic excuse for a human.

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    1. It wasn't luck. It was a blessing from God no one was hurt or killed.

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    2. Y'all remember then-KXAN-TV NBC 36 Austin news anchor Michelle Valles was arrested for DUI. She later apologized in tears during the 5pm newscast.

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    3. But, he didn't. Thank God! We are all human and make choices that is not our best judgement.

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    4. I lost a best friend to DWI, I hate drunk drivers. I also hate police quotas, abuse, and targeting people to bring money into their department. Buzzed driving is not drunk driving.

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    5. Eric Barajas who works for Channel 13 now, was arrested 10 years ago for driving drunk while working at KSAT news in San Antonio, Tejas. He now works in Houston, so life goes on.

      http://www.spurstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5115

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    6. "It wasn't luck. It was a blessing from God no one was hurt or killed."

      No - it was luck. Plain and simple. We don't know the circumstances of his arrest. Maybe he had a couple drinks and an over-zealous officer pulled him over. Maybe he and many drinks and was swerving all over the street. But the fact that no one was injured was luck.

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    7. What happened to "innocent until proven guilty" ?

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    8. If you believe it was a blessing from god no one was hurt with his reckless actions, then do you believe it's god's punishment when someone is hurt or killed in the same situation?
      It was luck, plain and simple.

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  4. And Poof…A thirty-year career goes up in smoke.

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    1. I personally know Ron and I can tell you by no means was he "sloshed" or "hammered". He's a good honest family man and had a few drinks that night and was barely over the limit. DWI has been morphed into a revenue generator for police departments. Is driving slammed irresponsible and wrong? Of course and you should go to jail for that. Is driving with a buzz on non refusal week and barely blowing over the limit warrant going to jail? I'd say no.

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  5. Seriously people, DWI is terrible. It's awful. It's scary and it's irresponsible, but there's a HUGE difference between having "a few" drinks and blowing just "over" the limit, verses getting absolutely annihilated with shots of liquor all night and then driving home. I *highly* doubt Trevino boozed it up like everyone's portraying. He's a small guy so two or three beers would likely send him over .08 -- and he probably wasn't even feeling a buzz.

    The knee jerk reaction of this society has to destroy people absolutely amazes me... 15 years ago, DWI levels were much higher. Now it's a revenue-maker and everyone knows it. Go ahead, administer the death penalty for a class 2 misdemeanor. I've seen more wreckless driving from freeway cowboys (who aren't drunk) than from the odd bunch who are truly sloshed. Arguably "they" could kill someone just as easily as the drunk. (Drive 59 much??)

    We love to build people up and then tear 'em down. Chris Pine (captain Kirk) got a DWI the other day too. They're handing them out like candy. It'll be so common soon when the US drops the levels from .08 to .05, that people will look at it like getting a parking ticket.

    There should be various "levels" of DWI... From a scale of 1 to 5 -- "5" being the worst. When you reach 3 or above, go ahead and tar and feather. Until then, wait until justice is served.

    In America, you're innocent until proven guilty... in case ya forgot.

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    1. Great points

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    2. Really? There's a difference between having a few and getting totally bombed? Tell that to the thousands of people that are killed, or injured each year by people having just a few!

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    3. I agree...Read the legal definition of DWI...doesn't mean you have to be failing down "drunk" to be legally impaired thus intoxicated . Driving with any loss of your mental and or physically facilities or .08 bac or greater is intoxicated period!. Too many people have been killed because others wanted to have a few drinks...I have no sympathy for anyone who drinks and drives as I have seen too many families destroyed because someone wanted to have fun and drank alcoholic beverages. People always want to say I am not impaired after they have had one drink or more but even one drink can impair your mental and or physical facilities so get a designated driver for everyone's sake!

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    4. Well said!!

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  6. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. .
    .Jesus..

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    1. You say this, because it's your excuse. You do a lot of things wrong

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  7. Ron Trevino allegedly did something very wrong. Let's first see if the courts agree that he did. He will be punished if he is guilty just like everyone else is who does that. It is very serious. I watch him and his wonderful team every morning and totally enjoy them. Once he pays for his mistake, let's show forgiveness and hope that whatever caused him to make this mistake is a lesson learned and not repeated. I want him to stay on the morning show.

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  8. Dont condone DWI. Let the dude have his day in court.

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  9. I stand with KHOU in support of Ron through the legal process. None of us know if he is guilty or innocent. However, we do know that he is human and a U S Citizen entitled to his day in court. I do know that he is a great newscaster and a respected member of our church community

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  10. We all have sinned and come short of the glory of God! I Love Ron, pray he get whatever help needed, so he can go back being the anchor I've grown to love since moving to Houston ! ����!

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  11. I will assure you Ron's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was around 0.08% which is (1) DRINK. If the Houston Police Department took is blood and he had any trace of a prescription drug including allergy medication the District Attorney will do his best to force him to a plead bargain or Ron Trevino will be spending $30 to $40 thousand to get out of this mess. The Houston Police Department is CORRUPT and is not your Friend! They will attempt to ruin your life permanently! Ron Trevino does not fit the shoe of a CRIMINAL! Remember (1) alcohol drink equals JAIL!!! That is INSANITY!!!!! Texting is more DANGEROUS!!!

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    1. One drink to produce a 0.08 would have to be a gallon in size.

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    2. Not true..talk to a chemist that does the calculations and you'll see it is dependent on many factors ..type of alcoholic beverages, when last eat, what u ate etc. Your statement is wrong !

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  12. Ron Trevino will be found Innocent. The hardest part to deal with is the embarrassment and the money necessary to hire a Top attorney in Houston. It cost a first time offender over $20,000.00+ or more to fight for your justice and innocence. I stand by this honorable family man & news anchor. I wish Ron the best of luck and fight this out to the end with HARRIS COUNTY!!! The process is long and you can do it! Standing by Ron!

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  13. Ron Trevino I wish you all the luck with this case. I hope to see you soon bak in your seat. You bring the joy to KHOU 11 news in the morning! Nia is ok but I could'nt stand to see her take your place doing the news. she belongs on the health side of the news wich is only 2 - 3 minutes which is enough. I am praying for you RON!

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  14. It does not matter if he is off the clock or not,he works in the public eye and reflects who he works for.This is what is wrong with not holding are standards to a higher level.This guy does public service for Houston as well and still uses KHOU as his employer.

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  15. I wish we would be equally upset about aggressive driving in general. Performance is the key, not the 'condition' of the driver. It seems like we are so focused on DUI, that somehow terrible driving while sober is more acceptable. It's not. Bad driving is bad driving. I wish we would focus more on the actions of the driver regardless of their condition.

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  16. I know Ron and he is an incredible man. I wish him the best in overcoming this latest challenge. Whether or not he was in fact intoxicated will be determined by a court of law. Ron is a good person who would never try to harm anyone.

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  17. No one said Ron "tried to harm anyone". The fact is he may be found negligent of wrong doing. If so he needs to be held accountable because he potentially endangered innocent lives. If not the actions of the responding officer, city and system need to be re-examined. Whether you "know" someone or not we are all capable of negligence, including Ron. Yeah, it sucks... so does losing people to drunk drivers. Let's see what shakes out. Public figure or not we all need to be held accountable to the same standards. But what should be isn't always what happens.

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  18. Hey Mike Mcguff, will Mr. Trevino be back on the air soon?

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  19. I AM GLAD THAT HE DID NOT HURT HIMSELF OR ANYONE ELSE. i HOPE AND PRAY that he does not lose his job. He does a great jopb as well as the whole team. I loved to watch khou11 news.

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  20. He is back on this morning, and he apparently said something about it on-air, but I missed it. McGuff, can you find out what was said and post?

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  21. Glad to see him back on the air. Driving drunk is not ok, either is driving on pain meds, allergy meds or muscle relaxers they still impair. I would bet that many posters here have done it time and time again. It is against the law too. Good luck Ron.

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  22. I've watched Ron for years, he is an honorable man. DWI is highly subjective because 0.08 on one person could have them falling down slammed and for another they show no effect at all. Clearly Ron complied with the Police, didn't fight being pulled over or pull a "Do you know who I am?!?!" nonsense like some celebrities and newsfolks might. This may cost him some money, time, but I think given how he is handling it, he will be acquitted. Having no previous offenses combined with no property damage, no injury or loss of life and his being cooperative, if he's not acquitted, he'll probably get probation. Ron is a good guy, even good folks make mistake and let's not forget innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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