Will woman who allegedly got special treatment in DWI case walk?

April 4, 2013

A couple weeks ago, Erath County Court-at-Law Judge Bart McDougal recessed a hearing on a change of venue motion and a motion to suppress blood evidence in the DWI case of law student Camille Dyer Matthews, whose mother, then an employee of the Hood County district clerk’s office, phoned three judges the night her daughter was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving. McDougal recessed the hearing to assess a technicality that Matthews’ defense attorneys argued should lead to suppression of her blood test results. County Attorney Lori Kaspar received the judge’s ruling on Thursday. Find out in Saturday’s issue of the Hood County News whether Matthews, who spent only minutes in custody because of a late night arraignment done on her behalf by a Hood County justice of the peace, gets to walk away from the charges.

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