Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ron Trevino's DWI case dismissed

KHOU 11 anchor Ron Trevino's driving while intoxicated case dismissed

Ron Trevino
Ron Trevino 
According to the Harris County District Clerk's office, the DWI case against KHOU 11 morning anchor Ron Trevino was dismissed Monday.

In the filed paperwork, the reason given for dismissal was marked "other."

You might remember that KHOU reported Trevino was arrested last March. When he returned to the newscast the following week, Trevino said on air the incident happened on his way home from the rodeo.

According to court records, this was the anchor's first DWI offense.

KHOU made clear that it stood behind its anchor.

I asked KHOU 11 and Trevino for comment on the dismissal but did not hear back from the anchor or a representative of the station. Trevino's attorney told me no comment.




30 comments:

  1. Figures....just sayin' it's who you know!!

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  2. Ron Trevino said on air "his side of the case will be presented soon". Well the case is disposed. The divorce is final so let's hear it.

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    1. He's still mourning... In America we convict based on prejudice, not evidence. Look at every other 'accused of' news story where media smears reputations prior to conviction.

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  4. This proves KHOU and Ron Trevino lack credibility, are above the law and have an "in" with local law enforcement when it comes to the station's employees, especially the anchors. Mike gave you a chance to respond and you did. Mike what is the DAs response and explanation of "other"? So much for KHOU and its community accountability.

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    1. Seems like people who really have ins don't get arrested. How did KTRK respond when their anchors got busted for DWI--more than once?

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    2. The PAPERWORK was marked "other," that was not the DA's response. The reality is that these days it is really hard to get a DWI dismissed, especially if you're a "celebrity," so this suggests the cop messed up or the evidence was insufficient to support the charge.

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    3. libel... "ANONYMOUS" ... WOW. #ktrkTHUGS

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  5. Everyone is so quick to judge without regard to the facts. Would you do the same for people you know?

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    1. Yes!!! If you don't want to be judged, then don't do anything wrong. It's pretty easy to make a choice not to do that.

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    2. Apparently Ron didn't do anything wrong, since the case was dismissed. You really think Police would let a big fish go without a fight? They would relish in catching a trophy like Trevino. By the way, I watched the KHOU response and Ron never said he "did anything wrong."

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    3. I've worked in the medical field in the past and frequently people having diabetic episodes are assumed to be drunk and taken to jail. Would your opinion change in those situations? Or is it the diabetic's fault that he has diabetes and should pay for his crime?

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    4. Jesus, it's so sad that you peole make excuses for people that make a choice to drive drunk. I can only assume it's because you people have done it and instead of admitting you did something wrong, you make an excuse. Also, you say his case was dismissed, so it's obvious he did not do anything wrong, so does that mean the guy that shot Trayvon was innocent, since he was found innocent ? I'm just wondering. It seems like a lot of you have double standards. It's the diabetics fault for not taking care of himself and his disease. I doubt you are a nurse, or doctor, because if you were you would see how many people are killed and injured by people who have been drinking.

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    5. It is not "apparent" that Trevino did nothing wrong.

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  6. I doubt that his connections, other than his ability to hire a good lawyer, had anything to do with the dismissal. I was arrested for DWI in the early 90's and had my case dismissed as well. I was and am a nobody. I did have an attorney to whom I paid about $500. Sometimes a case is just not strong enough and if the defendant is not willing to plea bargain for probation, it may get dismissed.

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  7. Ron Trevino still working at KHOU and will continue to work there as long as he wants.

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  8. I know what MY comment would be if I were in Trevino's shoes: "Woo Hoo!"

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  9. I know this may not matter. However, I like Ron Trevino DWI or not. If he got off the charges or not. I would still respect him as a news anchor. He is always polite and professional. If this is the only DWI he has ever recieved after many years of living. He's fine in my book. I could tell you stories of repeat offenders and other ugly stories that make his story pale in comparison to this story. He was arrested went through the legal process and the verdict was presented. In this case, the charges were dropped. I believe character does matter with regard to how a person arrested is treated. I would think if he were to repeat this offense and spiral into an chronic problem he would need help and possibly lose his job and status in the community. Not a good practice to dispose of everyone and pass harsh judgement immediately for a first offense. It proves he's human and makes mistakes. I would like to think our police force is actually stopping suspected drunk drivers to make our roads safer. I dont all the details about this incident but it may be that the police were waiting to stop a number of suspects knowing that alcohol is served at the rodeo and many people take the chance to go home even though they may have had too many drinks. How many folks do you know go to sports events and get a cab or bus home after enjoying an evening out? With our public transit system still in the developmental stages we find ourselves in a Catch 22.

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    1. No, a responsible and intelligent person knows they will be driving, so they don't drink. How hard is this to understand? Can't wait until you are injured, or killed, or the same happens to someone you love. I'm pretty sure if the latter happens, you won't even wait to sue!

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    2. Well. I have seen and been around it all. My father hurt himself by drinking and driving. He fell off a railroad bridge and badly damaged himself. He wrecked many cars. I had to bail him out several times. He was my father and I was extremely disappointed in his judgements attitude and irresponsible behavior. I take my father's actions among the worst case scenario category.
      Repeat offenders need to pay. Wishing me harm because I give an opinion about this situation is troubling I could also go out on the street and get hit by a sober driver would that make it better? My point here is our police did an intervention to protect him and the public. Yes we could all plan better but we are human and mistakes are made daily. The great thing is..forgiveness is something we should offer to all humanity. I understand your point about proper planning. Are you perfect in all your judgements in life?

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  10. People need to learn the difference between mistakes and choices. Did alcohol magically fall in his mouth? That would be a mistake. If you have a drink and drive, that's a choice. Yes, I am perfect , because I think out my choices and consequences, You have made a lot of bad choices and you need to justify them by saying, "we are all humans and make mistakes" and "are you perfect?" You really want people to think you are wise and enlightened with the forgiveness crap, but itjust makes you sound very fake.

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    1. Trevino's reprieve is very fishy.

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  11. Can you imagine all the things he'd have to talk about if he maintained his defense, and after wasting tons of money on lawyers and court fees, still got convicted? They would put him in the system! NOBODY wants a journalist embedded in their system!

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  12. You all do realize that there has been recent problems with the HPD Crime Lab, specifically the DWI units. Lots and lots of cases have been dismissed.
    I'm thinking most of the people posting here kick dogs and old people when they fall down. Geeez!

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    1. I'm thinking you have driven drunk and are making excuses and comparing things that are not the same.

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  13. We enjoy watching Ron in the mornings. Chita and Darby are enjoyable too.

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  14. Does anyone know what his BAC was? Kinda feels like a lot of guilty verdicts in the comments above without any knowledge of the facts.

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  15. everybody should just shut up! IT IS WHAT IT IS!

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  16. Who's to say that is Ron's ONLY drunk diving incident. It's the first time he got CAUGHT. Hopefully, he has learned from this, and will refrain from EVER driving while impared.

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  17. Car manufacturers could solve ninety-nine (99%) of the drunk driving problem. However, the bottom-line is not the publics best interest.

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