Assistant DA Who Prosecutes DWI Cases Gets Arrested On DWI

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Credit: McLennan County Jail

Waco, Texas — An assistant McLennan County district attorney whose job includes prosecuting DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) cases was arrested on a Saturday morning in an alleged case of DWI.

The Waco-Tribune Herald reports that Baylor University police arrested Kristen Parker, 27, early Saturday morning for driving while intoxicated. Records indicate she was booked into the McLennan County Jail shortly before 4:45 AM and later released, after posting a $1000 surety bond.

In an official statement released Monday, McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna said,

“I was made aware of the arrest of one of our misdemeanor prosecutors this past weekend. To say the least, I was very disappointed to learn of this news. Currently, I am out of town on a work related matter. When I return to the office on Wednesday, I will address the personnel issues related to that prosecutor’s arrest and request a judge to appoint a special prosecutor to handle the criminal case resulting from the arrest. The citizens of McLennan County can rest assured that this matter will be dealt with accordingly.”

Parker started working for the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office about a year ago. Her job usually involves prosecuting misdemeanor DWI cases.

She is a 2010 Vanderbilt University graduate with a law degree from Baylor Law School (2014). The Baylor University Police Department has not made a public statement concerning her arrest.

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