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Local man convicted of driving while intoxicated

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KAUFMAN COUNTY–District Attorney Erleigh Norville Wiley announced July 16, the conviction of Zachary Taylor Busby, 26, for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). July 13, following a two-day trial before the Honorable Tracy Gray in the County Court at Law of Kaufman County, a jury found Busby guilty.
“The citizens of Kaufman County deserve to know that driving while intoxicated is an offense our office takes seriously,” said Wiley. “Additionally, the District Attorney’s Office would like to thank the Texas Department of Public Safety for its steadfast determination in keeping drunk drivers off Texas highways.”  
Busby was arrested by a Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper for DWI Aug. 31, 2019 at approximately 12:51 a.m. as the Trooper was patrolling U.S. Highway 80.   After the jury found Busby guilty of DWI, the court assessed Busby’s punishment at 180 days confinement in the Kaufman County jail probated for 15 months. In addition to completing 40 hours of community service, Busby must also attend a DWI education course and Victim Impact Panel. Busby’s driver’s license will be suspended for no less than 90 days because of his conviction.  
The prosecution was led by Assistant Criminal District Attorneys Taylor McConnell and Justin King. Investigator Jim Donaldson and Paralegal Brittney Lagunas were instrumental in trial preparation.