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Jane McGarry: News Anchor Arrested For DUI, Twitter Reacts

    May 10, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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Longtime news anchor for NBC 5 Jane McGarry was arrested over the weekend under suspicion of driving under the influence.

The 56-year old reporter–who is a National Gracie Award winner–was pulled over in Dallas after failing to signal when she changed lanes, and when officers noted her bloodshot eyes and odd demeanor they asked her to perform several sobriety tests, which she failed. Although she refused a breathalyzer test, officials took a blood sample from her, as per their policy.

McGarry doesn’t have a prior record but her employer is looking into the matter, according to Brian Hocker, vice president of programming. Hopefully one mistake won’t be the undoing of her career.

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After being released early Sunday morning on bail, McGarry has been absent from the public eye and has not acknowledged the arrest; however, her fans have taken to her Facebook page and to Twitter to give their support, which is ample.

Always use a blinker, Jane. “@Lissa2022: Uh…wow. http://t.co/YEUMPUfY(image) 20 minutes ago via Tweetbot for iOS ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Sending good thoughts to Jane McGarry this morning . . .(image) 2 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

The irony of who broke the story. It first said “Calls to NBC were not returned”.
http://t.co/Np3P3Uwe(image) 15 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I like your style, Jane McGarry. Brave. Bold. Ballsy.(image) 3 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

whoopsie! For not signaling to change lanes?!?! http://t.co/FpIcQAne(image) 3 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

  • sophia

    I still ♥ jane Mcgarry Lol! oh well we r not all perfect.. i hope she is ok and not going thru personal problems at home.

    • dan lee

      no, she just love to drive drunk.

      • Lonnie

        Glad the officer got her off the road, before she killed someone or someones family!

        • Alice Brown

          what a terrible comment

    • News Poster

      You gonna love her when she kills some people. How can you love a person that blatemly has no regard for anyone but herself (which is now clearly apparent). She is a criminal… plain an simple. I just hope it is her that dies next time she drives drunk not some innocent kid. She should lose her job immediately. Noboby wants to listen to a person with no regard for anyone. LOSER!

      • JB

        Wow. Anger….and misspellings galore.

        • http://yahoo derlecuellae

          this country was created by criminals and it s still run by criminals

          • Observer

            Then why don’t you leave.

        • http://Yahoo jc

          People with glass houses……….

        • Mike Willis

          Dear Rock Thrower,
          Look back into your past and maybe you weren’t arrested for drunk driving but I’m sure there is something there that you aren’t very proud of….. I’m not saying what she did was right and she should be excused from her mistake….but we are human and humans make mistakes.

          • Really Mr.Willis

            Don’t try to incorporate biblical terminology “Rock Thrower” when your analogy is flawed. This issue is not about judging her mistake, the issue is about the hazard’s of driving drunk. Do you write to those who lost loved ones to drunk driving and tell them not to “throw rock” at the drunk driver who killed their family member. You say “I’m not saying what she did was right and she should be excused from her mistake”, but you are saying she is right, the second you choose to make her not accountable for the “mistake”. “mistakes” are when you have imperfect information and you have to make a choice and then it turns out to be wrong. In this case she knew consuming alcohol inhibited her ability to drive a car and she chose to anyway. There was no misinformation. Blatant disregard for the law, and the lives of everyone that shared a road with her that morning. Don’t use analogies (especially biblical) if you are too weak to think a situation through.

          • Gerald Pool

            Mike, I hear you. :) BUT, Everyone deserves mercy who is repentant. She sound repentant to you? Admitting she blew over the legal limit and somehow thinks she’s not guilty because the cop is a Barney Fife… that’s not repentant, that’s entitlement.

            Driving under the influence is not a new thing, nor is it an accident. Anyone old enough to consume alcohol or other drugs is old enough to know he or she should not perform any safety sensitive operation!

        • RT

          The irony is you probably fingered this text as you were driving down the hi-way!!!

        • grayfox71

          Get over yourself. You the reason why the world is crappy. High mighty I bet you made mistake and you should lose your life if that the case. Get over yourself. Live in your bubble and shut up.

        • BobABooey

          Hey JB There is only 2 misspellings in there.

        • http://webpro.com Gabriel

          What do you think Haters! Gas chamber or electric chair?

        • Jane Doe

          This is harsh but agree she should’nt be driving while drinking, And I will say that I to got a DUI back in ’96 I’m not proud to say this it was embarrassing and stupid but I was young and stupid at the same time. and yes thank god I didnt kill anyone. But I will say I’m very glad that I didnt get fired or shunned from all my friends and family for that mistake.So I guess it’s a double edge sword, I dont think shes a rotten human being I think she made a mistake a big one because she is more mature and should no better, But hopefully she has learned a lesson from it.

        • kim

          I totally 100% agree with you JB. well said!

      • Bob

        Wow, get a rope for this person. She didn’t hurt anyone which is a blessing. She screwed up..this should the call for the help she may need. Firing..Come on

      • kj

        Wow News Poster YOU must be freaking perfect! Oh, I guess not, since you clearly have no concept of spelling, grammar, or correct word usage. Guess you’ve never made a mistake. Ooops, wrong again!

        • RJ

          Because a spelling error and driving while drunk are even comparable? Are you kidding me?

      • jim prater

        Cut her a little slack. She DIDN’T kill anyone. She, along with half the population of Dallas, had a couple of drinks and drove home. If she’s intelligent enough to consider this what is should be: a wake up call, then it shouldn’t be her complete undoing. Judgemental people want to see her ruined, but have these people ever taken their eyes off the road to change a CD? Pick up that lit cigarette that hit the floor? Tell the kids in the back seat to shut up? If so, they need to take the log out of their own eye because they could kill someone just as easily as she could have.

      • Rotteedad

        You sound like my wife.

        • Well said Rotteedad

          The most eloquent posting on the subject!

          All of those who talk, text or check their cell phones while driving can also be included.

      • CS

        You should be careful what you say, in fact, I bet if we had the opportunity to look into your past, we would find plenty. You should be ashamed of your comments especially when you have no idea of what really took place. I bet you just got home from the hair dresser! and I bet you live on gossip! Get a life.

      • pimpin ken

        you’re a f**king idiot!!!

      • Q1Nona

        Let’s remember that she’s presumed innocent unless convicted!

      • http://midrivers.com Pat Erickson

        She made a mistake. Get over it. You put too much shame on a DUI. A whole bunch of WHAT IFS. Put the story to bed and let her get on with her life. It’s getting sick out there.

        • http://midrivers.com Pat Erickson

          Just like that psycho Nancy Grace…..beat the thing into the ground so you can make your point over and over again. She shouldn’t have drove while over the limit. It doesn’t look like we know what the BAC was, so until we do we can’t really judge. For now, keep cool until the results are in.

          • Carrie

            There was no over the limit, because she refused the breath test. Now police have to wait on a blood alcohol to determine and with each minute afer you have had your last drink (and depending on whether there is food on your stomach) your blood alcohol drops. So I think it is a wait and see right now. Although, people will never wake up and admit that alcohol kills more people than all illicit and prescription drugs combined, in this country–yet it is Legal. I would rather have a potsmoker in traffic–they don’t go fast, they are usually happy and not in a rush to run you over, they are not halleucinating, puking in the car or peeing themselves either. Just sayin’.

      • Michael

        Dam, whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty???

      • Tammy

        With that kind of harsh comment I think you need to be remined that, “Those who live in glass houses should not cast stones.” In other words (don’t criticize other people when you yourself have faults and weaknesses… ) Everyone makes mistakes and I am sure that she will pay her dues.

      • Linda

        Do U know she was drunk? She was pulled over for not putting on signal to change lanes, not for driving reckless. Would Uwant to loose your job for one mistake?

      • Spelling Police

        News Poster. Please, for the love of God, don’t ever do this to yourself again. You have made yourself look dumber than we all thought you were. At no time during your rant, filled with the worst grammar I have ever read, did you come close to making a valid point.

      • chris

        in case you have a hard time interpreting information….failure to signal is not the same thing as wreckless driving.

      • chase

        someones BITTER … she was pulled over for not signaling after changing a lane. Not because she was driving erratic, and not to mention leaving a CHARITY event! I guess your just perfect though huh??

        HA people can be so hypocritical sometimes it blows my mind.

        My thoughts and prayers are with you JANE!!!

    • dan lee
    • me

      my dad said he will have a drink with you jane!! :)

  • jk

    Sorry to hear this sad story.I watched her nearly every work day.hope it all works out for her

    • Man on the Street

      What do you mean sad story? You are sad that she was caught?
      It would be sad if she killed someone (not including herself –
      that would be deserved.)

      • carolyn

        Maybe they meant sad that she has come to this. Not sad that she was caught. Hopefully it will be a wake-up call!

  • tim

    always use your turn signal when you drive drunk!!

    • fred

      also remember, if you can’t drive safe, drive fast, at least you’ll get there faster.

  • John

    How many of these sycophants would be wishing her well had she killed a kid or 3, maybe a whole family. Drunks are drunks, losers all.

    • Carl

      She made the choice-she needs to pay the penalty.

      • dan lee

        thats so true, She was drunk and driving people. that KILLS

        • CRD

          You can be assured she wasn’t just pulled over for not signaling. There was probably a whole lot of weaving, etc.

        • fred

          shut up

        • rich head

          so does driving while talking on phone, testing on phone, putting on make up etc.. not saying it’s right to drive drunk, but stupidity causes the majority of wrecks. shouldn’t there be a penalty for that?

      • Brock

        totally agree with you Carl. stop supporting her terrible decision. she could have killed someone in your family people.

        • http://yahoo.com thomas benjamin

          First learn how to spell people!Secondly my local state police have concluded that the retards stuffing their face and using their cellphones ARE as bad as a drunk driver. PERIOD. DONT KID YOURSELF!

          • jeffdg

            hey thomas … who cares what your local law enforcement says. this article is about somebody driving while intoxicated, not stuffing her face and on a cellphone.

    • Phil

      I hope you feel the same way about people that use their cell phones, eat, drink non-alcoholic drinks, talk to passengers, adjust the radio dial, etc. All of these things have killed people too. You single out DD’s because you’ve been conditioned to believe they kill more people than “XYZ” guess what, they don’t. They are going to blame it on alcohol if alcohol is present. A jaywalker, also illegal, can jaywalk in front of you on a highway and if you’re drunk its your fault. I hate self-righteous people.

      • Man on the Street

        I see you did not bother with statistics or reference to any
        study to back up your claim – I suspect you are one of those
        who have not been caught under the influence yet (or maybe you have?)

        • EMT32845

          Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, the statistics to back up his claim about distracted drivers are all over the media, medical journals and in reports by law enforcement officers. So climb down off of your soapbox and do some research.

        • joe

          Phil is correct. Look up the statistics yourself. I just heard on the radio the other day that the odds of getting in an accident from eating while driving are higher than driving while intoxicated. Why we are being programmed to believe that DD is the ultimate evil is beyond me. I don’t condone DD because it impairs ability and therefore it should be against the law. But then why isn’t eating and driving against the law???

          • Ed

            Staitically more people text, eat etc. while driving than drink, so the numbers can be played. It is ignorant however to think that drinking is equal to texting as far as safety goes. While both are distracting, alcohol impares everyones judgement, texting just means your stupid. Both are dangerous.

        • beckym59

          you have to wonder how many times she may have done this and got away with it , if this is a caught on the first time then its a blessing she was caught before something worse happened. It will be interesting to see how all this plays out

      • noname

        you hit the nail on the head with that one Phil!

      • John

        You’re a douchebag Phil. People talking on cells, texting, anything to do with not paying attention I do despise. Jaywalkers? Really? Yeah, how many people have jaywalked and killed a family, lets see some stats on that one Phil. Drunk drivers kill people, FACT.

    • CS

      I have to say that I think you are a looser John. Such judgements from a perfect man? Doubtful!!

    • Tony B

      People that TEXT and Drive are Losers too they kill more people than drunks do !!

  • http://facebook biggpapajoentx

    sorry to hear. hope her personal life is well. we are not perfectbut we try . im praying for the family that has to deal with this news.always use turn signal.dont drink or sip.while behind the wheel

  • Michael

    THE Jane McGarry?! Why, it would have been an honor had she hit and killed someone.

    • fred

      unlees it was you!

      • http://webpronews Neo

        If they have a drink it doesn’t make them a drunk.. if the choose to drive it doesn’t make them all stupid killers..or mindless idiots. it simply means she may have made a mis judgement in her abilities to drive home.. We don’t know how far she had to drive.why should we all forget We are people.. and we make mistakes… it is how we handle our mistakes that defines who we are… Hopefully she will maintain her career and continue to be a successful member of society..
        We should all look in the mirror before we judge others

  • TLM

    Look at the mugshot,or should I say shots??? Got to signal baby.too bad. This is all to petty anyway. The cop could have given her a break,ya think???

    • dan lee

      they did give her a break, they took her to jeal! and not the ER.

      • Ace

        NuffSaid

        • Ace

          But It’s Jail, not jeal.

          • fred

            it innocent till proven guilty!

    • Nell

      Give a drund driver a break?!!!! Give me a break!!! Get Real!!

      • Lonnie

        It’s seems that Jane has a problem…She tries to live life like a teenager, wearing those boots, and shorts skirts while doing the news.She has a image to uphold while being a mentor doing the news. Jane if your looking for attention you sure got it..or maybe it’s the start of things to come…

  • roy gaskill

    its a wake up call. let what be done and lets use this as a tool for others to learn. I have been pulled for a blinker and i think it is petty but makes revenue for local government.

  • Richard Ryalls

    If the Dallas cops were interested in signal light violations, they could arrest 95% of Dallas drivers.This is pure BS.

    • fred

      AGREEED

  • Doc

    In the immortal words of Mike Snyder “I love you Jane”.

  • http://n/a Bobby LeQuia

    Heck, move to Utah. No one uses their blinker (signal) here.

    • John

      No kidding. They run red lights like they aren’t red. The first thing you learn when you move to Utah is the 1,2,3 rule. After your light turns green, count 1,2,3, that’s how many cars will go through the red light, it also gives you time to see if anyone is coming the other way so you don’t get t-boned.

  • Beanie Campbell

    So many of you need a refresher in what you should’ve learned in your high school civics class – the presumption of innocence. Lord forbid you ever get falsely arrested and have a jury full of knuckleheads like the ones on here who have convicted without there having been an ounce of proof presented in court!

    • John

      Uh, she failed the sobriety tests, REFUSED the breathalyzer, so they took blood which will be more accurate. She’s toast unless she’s a liberal, then all will be forgiven.

      • http://DUIisMcGarry'sfirstoffense LRS

        To John, even if one did not study about presumption of innocence…you are absolutely correct, the law is innocent until PROVEN guilty.
        Do not bash my opinion people, wake up she was wrong, it is also probable that this story has more to the ending. Why not consider her rights, as there thankfully are NOT other innocent people involved.

  • John Hunter

    Drunk driving facts can be a useful tool for any parent or teacher who wants to alert young people to the dangers of drinking and driving. Here are some helpful drunk driving facts that may help scare them straight:

    • One person is killed every half-hour due to drunk driving
    • Each year approximately 16,000 are killed in alcohol related crashes
    • Alcohol is a factor in almost half of all traffic fatalities
    • Every other minute a person is seriously injured in an alcohol related crash

    • Phil

      “factor in half” meaning the person had a drink and admitted it. That doesn’t mean alcohol was the cause for anything… its like saying “blue jeans are a factor in half of all accidents” because the person is wearing blue jeans…

      • Micheal

        Phil, thou dost protest too much. the cops are going to be following you everynow!

      • John

        Phil’s probably a drunk who drives drunk and hasn’t killed anyone, yet.

    • jim alston

      One more very important tool: The high legal fees/costs (several thousand dollars), years of higher insurance rates, many hours of community service, etc….all for ‘first-time’ offenders!!!

  • http://Yahoo Roger

    WE need to get real how many of you drivers out there really use your turn signals when changing lanes, how many people out there who have been drinking and driving and have not been caught. Jane McGarry sorry this happened but theres a first time for everything. Good luck with your case. Lets talk & do more concentration on people texting well driving and how they cause accidents and change lanes all the time without signaling or looking. This is a bigger problem to be concerned about, Open your eyes law inforcers.

  • vicki

    I think all of yous’ who embrace and idlolize this dumb ass for even getting into a car drunk are fools. That idiot could of killed another driver or family on the road. And all of you”s think this is funny? GETTA CLUE!

    • Gerald Pool

      Jim, it’s not HER fault she didn’t kill anyone. She did everything necessary to take another’s life. She and the potential victims just lucked out this time.

      She was legally impaired. She willfully performed a safety sensitive operation while impaired. I dodged a few bullets in my drinking career, too. So be it. But never let it be said that she was innocent or unfairly arrested.

  • John Hunter

    The average drunk driver has driven drunk a staggering 87 times before getting caught!

    I don’t feel sorry for anyone caught driving while drunk, why should I or you accept that it’s ok to drive drunk.

    I bet the 10,000 plus people who die each year because of drunk driver’s wasn’t on the street driving when they were killed/murdered.

    Whoa John, what do you mean murder? Tell me the difference between that and someone putting a bullet in a revolver, spin the chamber, close it, and pull the trigger; sooner or later someone will die, would you call that an accident or premeditated?

  • Peter

    Who? Channel 5 is not NBC. NBC is on Channel 10

    • Peggy

      Peter, I don’t know where you live but in Dallas, where Jane works, Channel 5 IS NBC!

  • Slick

    Thanks for not killing anybody Jane! Idiot with no excuse…take a cab next time.

  • Man on the Street

    This is hilarious – comments of “Hope your home life is OK’,
    “We love you…”

    If she was a male celeb or ANYONE of color) she would be a thug,
    animal, illegal, _________ (fill in your favorite slur.)

  • mark

    Thank God you didn’t kill anyone. You need to be prosucuted to the full extent of the law!

    • Slick

      that’s right … NoExcuseJane

  • GMan

    This happened after she bet on Kentucky Derby Winner “I’LL HAVE ANOTHER”.

  • Brock

    throw the book at her. boycott NBC sponsors if they don’t get rid of her. make an example of her. what is MADD’ position on her now? they had better be MADD. oh right, their former leader got nabbed for drunk driving. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20036544-504083.html

    • Micheal

      First offence with no injuries in Texas? The most she’ll get is probation, a pretty stiff fine, and she will have to go to court ordered AA meetings. If she listens in AA she may get it together, but most seem to have to go out and do it a few more times.

  • Wylie

    Atta girl Jane, refuse the breath test,,,keep em guessing.

  • http://n/a BJ Friedman

    No, one “mistake” shoild not end a career, BUT drunk driving is a SERIOUS charge and KILLS people every day. Shame on her for not having the sense to get a designated driver, OR TAKE A TAXI. Nobody is “above the law!” SHAME on you!

  • Bill

    I would wait before judging to see what her BAC was. Here in AZ, there is a zero tolerance. So, if you look around at dinner and see anyone with a drink in their hand, they are risking a DUI. Not everyone pulled over and charged for DUI are drunk. We’ve had articles out here with people blowing .02, far below most state limits of .08, who receive DUIs.

  • Daniel

    I don’t know why people are supporting her. She was maneuvering a 2 ton machine down the road while under the influence of alcohol. What’s to support about that? It’s lucky that she was pulled over before she killed somebody. Getting a DWI in Texas is very expensive and it’s a big hassle, as it should be. She should go through all of the expense, trouble, and community service that everyone else convicted of a DWI goes through.

  • Curious

    So was she high or drunk because liquor doesn’t give you blood shot eyes?

    • Slick

      Curious good point … smoking cigs or weed sure would

  • Ted

    Drink up Shriners!!!

    Thanks George Carlin…

  • Dave

    two drinks in an hour for a little girl should not be a crime – the cops and MADD have too much clout(and the lawyers and cops love it) – her make-up person deserves a raise

  • Linda

    Innocent until PROVEN GUILTY!!! People. I was on my way home from work, had pulled into my driveway and a rookie cop pulled up behind me and acted like I was a escaped criminal. I too failed his tests and was hauled off to jail. I was arrested and had to spend the night in jail even though someone posted my bond. I was not drunk just cannot balance myself on one foot. It cost me money, time and the temporary loss of my license. However I was smart enough to ask for the tape recording of the stop the next morning when they finally let me go and proudly proved in court that the rookie cop was an untrained idiot with an ego problem. Found not guilty by a jury and my record cleaned. So my point is: don’t be so quick to pass judgement when you don’t know the whole story. It could be you one day.

    • jim alston

      Well stated, Linda ! Let’s not rush to judgement over ‘officer’s statements’…

    • Steve Hebb

      I got pulled over at 1:40 a.m. in Lexington, Il. one night by a rookie cop who said I blew through the only four way stop in the town, like I had no regard for the sign at all. When I said “No, I made a complete stop” his story changed to it was kinda touch and go. If he doesn’t even know what the fuck he saw why should I be penalized? But it stuck. Learn the truth, for it is written, “judge not lest ye be judged”!!

    • Gerald Pool

      Have you ever heard of anyone being stopped and arrested the first time they drove a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drug (alcohol is a drug)? I’m guessing but doubt it was Ms. McGarry’s first offense. No, the issue is NOT that she didn’t signal a lane change. It’s that she broke a law that has saved millions of lives and billions of dollars in damages, hospital bills, welfare and untold years of suffering for victims that survive.

    • Gerald Pool

      Linda, the fact that the arresting officer is an ignorant rookie has nothing to do with your total, willful disregard for the law and the lives and/or property of others.

      I believe your post clearly highlights a FLAW in our system, not justice for the wrongly accused. You blew over the legal limit and he was an idiot, you should both have to pay a fair price for your ignorant, self-absorbed behaviors. He should have to attend the same school with you.

      He should have to endure a year of probation at work and do an 8 hour, Saturday morning graveyard shift at the morgue. He should have to attend AA meetings with you. You both were and maybe still are a danger to the public. Just so you could have another 8 oz glass of whatever and he could feel like the Lone Ranger.

      • mark

        Your zeal for law implementation is laudable. I wonder if you feel the same about what people do, every day, on the roads and highways, that does not involve alcohol, or drugs.
        I refer to the ubiquitous transgression of the rules of the road, once referred to as laws, now as optional guides to driving behavior. The way you people drive scares me much more than the inebriated person in the right lane, driving slowly, concentrating on driving, while you speed by grossly over the speed limit, not using turn signals, changing lanes for no good reason, tailgating, etc., while the highway patrol does essentially nothing in the way of law enforcement.

  • PB

    Not condoning her drinking and driving at all folks. But, it is her first offense. She will probably get probation, a fine and community service. Justice served. If she is fired over this incident I would highly recommend NBC go through all their employee’s backgrounds and fire anyone else who has ever received a DWI. I am sure the list is long. We happen to have social media now so our mistakes are divulged at a much faster rate, with photos. There is not one person on this thread who can’t say the have nothing they regret doing in their life. McGarry is a great reporter, she is a first time offender and regrets her actions. To have her fired over this is ridiculous. For Jane, this will surely be a lesson learned and thank God no one was hurt.

    • Me Me Burch

      I was amazed how much attention Ms. jane has received over the implication that she may have been under the influence, My question to everyone is would you be commenting on her if the headline was Jane went out and headed a fundraiser for the hungry children in the world, or that she ran a marathon for woman with breast cancer, would all these people be sitting home taking time out to make nice comments? It amazes me to no end how “we” can look at ten topics on headline news and 85% of “us” would open the article titles with any kind of “bad” news. Come on people, “we” all make mistakes, “we” should learn from our own and share the good that has come out of it , maybe even share our own “bad” mistakes to help others not make the same ones. My comment to Jane would be: I hope that you can share your experience with truth and honesty just as you bring news to us of others.

  • Jim

    I got pulled over for not signaling a lane change once by an officer looking for a DUI collar as I was leaving a sporting event. Luckily I had nothing to drink. Many attorneys now advise against taking any field sobriety tests. I have heard the opinion that the tests will make you look drunk even if you aren’t. Poor natural balance is contstrued as inebriation.

  • http://yahoo Rick Timpe

    I cannot believe how many people are so judgmental of her. She only switched lanes with no signal. I think we have all done that. Why not wait for the facts to come out before we judge. Every person on this comment section has probably done something while driving that distracted them. Whenever, you are distracted, there is that chance of a grave outcome while driving.

  • Mark

    Wow. Some very wicked, base criticisms of Jane. I wonder how many of you high-minded people, sitting on your perches dog-piling on Ms. McGarry, ever had moments in your life wherein you were thankful for avoiding the glare of bad publicity?

    • John

      Responsible people seem to learn how to avoid the glare of bad publicity by the age of 56…..not so Jane…..Mel Gibson…..and others

  • kashoub

    First time offenders should normally read first time CAUGHT offenders. A car is a 4,000 pound murder instrument in the hands of a person like this.

  • Joy

    I’m glad she was caught. Maybe they could do a series on a 1st hand perspective of what people go through when they get a DWI.

    That would turn a negative in to a positive – think people might think twice if they were witness to the process and what these people
    go through as a result.

  • Pam Hemphill

    I have been sober for over 32 years and worked as a DUI Substance Abuse Counselor for 28 years. It seems people are too fast to judge someday, everything that happens to someone is a blessing, as it may be just what they need to change their life or someone else’s. It may well be just that a “Blessing”, Thank God no one was hurt, but hoepfully this can be his last drink.

  • myra

    I wonder how many times has she reported on the dangers of driving while intoxicated…… thats a no no Jane. :(

    • John

      Good point !!

  • RB

    The traffic signal is just what was used to stop her to check out what was suspected as her being drunk. They can’t just pull you over because they think you have been drinking. They first have to have a reason for the traffic stop and then whatever they learn after that is on you.

  • JackthePoodle

    Lighten up people! Therefore the grace of god go you or I. You have lunch,dinner or 2 beers at the ballgame. You don’t use your turn signal. Bam you lose your job? your livelyhood? Come on we need get the abusers I agree but abuse everyone to get them is(I sorry)wrong.

  • Stupidone

    Good thing Dallas and not FW. $1,000 for lawyer (unless KXAS provides),$500 fine and home to sleep it off. No big deal where Dallas is concerned.

  • Bear

    She had blood shot eye’s so she goes to jail. cop’s are so dumb they pulled that shit on me and it was dismissed after a pain in my ass and of course i didn’t get my money back….my blood shots eyes were allergy’s and we proved it in court….you should of seen the cop when my attorney made him look like a big dumb ass!!! haha i looked at him and just shook my head at him….when the judge tossed it out!

  • John

    Comments have been made above, such as “…let’s hope she doesn’t lose her job over a single DUI incident…..(paraphrasing)…….”what a wonderful lady……..”……etc.. In Texas if a physician gets a DUI, he or she stands a good chance of getting their medical license suspended or restricted. Same goes with public servants such as police and fireman.
    Why should this public figure be any different ?
    Michael’s post above is correct about what will happen to her…….probation, a fine, and some inconvenience.

  • Brenda Kay

    Good to see some dirt on a news person for once like they dig up on every one else, bet you won’t see this on the news,

  • http://yahoo Joe

    Besides someone who has never drank any alcohol, there isnt one person who honestly can say at one time in thier life, that they hadnt drank and drove, and were probably legally drunk. Stats dont lie.

  • Vicki

    My husband is a deputy and I worked at the Sheriff’s Office for years and I have ABSOLUTELY no sympathy. You’d feel differently if you had seen all the familiews murdered by drunk drivers, and yes, I mean see them at the scene. It’s a choice you make, and if you choose to drive AFTER you’ve been drinking, you deserve whatever you get. The legal system and/or employers should how no favoritism, just because you happen to be famous, popular, etc. That’s whats wrong with society, they let the drunks & druggies like lindsey lohan, paris hilton, etc. get away with what you & I wouldn’t.

  • Aaron Ververs

    WOW! I don’t know or recognize the woman, but she is HOT!

  • Yang

    It always amazed me why the cops don’t just park a block from all the bars. They would catch everyone coming out for DWI. There should be no parking or driving to bars. The ones who drink in other places are harder to catch. The penalties are too low. 1st offense, community service. 2nd offense 3 months in jail 3rd offense 1 year in jail. 4th offense 5 years in jail.

  • Jenni

    We all make mistakes + all deserve a 2nd chance and WHO are we to judge?

  • Yang

    All you idiots that just love drunks on the road will not be happy until she kills someone you know.

  • http://Yahoo jc

    As I posted earlier, people in glass houses………..

    Or for the “holier than thou crowd” I’ve read here…. “thee without sin, cast the first stone.”

  • Yang

    Driving to and from a bar? That is a problem.

  • Salli

    Let’s not rush to judgement. If you are going tp judge her then your own backyard had better be clean.

  • Richard T. Ramfield

    Call Jim Barklow-seriously

  • DON WILLIAMS

    NOW SHE KNOWS THAT SHE IS’NT ANY BETTER THAN THE REST OF US.(LIKE SHE ACTS IN PERSON) GOODBYE JANE, MAYBE ONE OF THE CABLE CHANNELS WILL WANT YOU.

  • Pete 411

    Want to stop drunk Driving….Then close all the bars! Thats the only way its going to happen!! This is a sad story becasue you make 1 mistake and it can ruin your career our media nowdays is appauling with all this politically correct BS. Get a life. you can kill someone everyday you drive your car weather it be from drinking on dropping a hotdog in your lap. First time offenders do not deserve to be treated as they do like hardcore criminals. This comes from personal experience. Best wishes Jane!

  • http://SPICEY@blogspot.com angie

    News Anchor is just her work. She’s just as human and capable of lifes mistakes just like you or I. Get a grip ppl. Ms.Jane McGarry “It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret”.. Jackie Joyner- Kersee.

  • DK

    MORONS DRINK AND DRIVE, IDIOTS DEFEND THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://Yahoo jc

      DK, an error in judgement. Let me ask you, do you drive and talk on your cell at the same time? Same impact as 25% above the legal limit

  • Kerry

    She is a wonderful and delightful anchor. I pray she gets through this matter soon.

  • JD

    If I had to do the sobriety tests, I would fail most of them because I have poor balance. I do not drink either. I like Jane, but I am disappointed that she chose to drive after drinking, whether she was actually legally drunk or not.

  • Michael L. Turpin

    I hate to hear this news. Jane is my favorite on the news shows and have admired her ability and style of delivering the news to me for years. I wish you well and please know that the support in your position is very real in the masses. Get this behind you, don’t do it again, and lets get on with what you are great at. Wishing you well.

  • Rene Clax

    Everyone makes mistakes. I had a DWI in 1992 and it never happened again. No one would care if she wasn’t in the public eye.

  • Charles

    Several years ago, Jane was on jury duty and caused a panel to be quashed when, despit the Judge’s instructions, she told the other jurors that a person must be guilty or they would not be in court. Shoe is on the other foot now.

  • dina

    This is b.s. I’ve read most of the comments, and am wondering where most of you get your logic. 1st who cares about proper grammer, when discussing drunk driving? 2nd this is a very serious offense. 3rd in most states and for most public people, drunk driving, fatal or not, come with severe consequences. Including and not limited to loss of; family, job, finances, and freedom, to name a few. I read the article also about Carr, another anchor 25 to 39 months in manslaughter for dui. Is this some terrible joke. I am tired of celebrities getting away with everything from drugs to murder. Lock them up! But no, the legislatures and like someone else commented “this country was created by criminals and still run by criminals”. Yippy yay aye….;)

    In N.D. manslaughter carries a 10 year prision sentence. Drunk drivers, who refuse any test, eye, physical, breath or blood, an automatic 4years. How do you like that. All for one and one for all.

  • Debbie

    I remember driving home drunk after a night out when I was about 19-20 (yes, way back when the legal drinking age was 18). I’d never do that now. But I’ve done it. Sounds like I’m the only one who has ever done this besides her.

  • Eduard

    George W Bush got a DUI and a bunch of people elected him…twice. So maybe it is true that “drunks are losers”. Or maybe the people who voted for him. The lady made a mistake and will pay the price dictated by the laws that our representatives have enacted on our behalf. Don’t like the penalties? Them do something about it. Or just go crawl back under your rock.

  • D-Nice

    She was coming from my house—she wasn’t drunk from alcohol….
    And it felt good.

  • wendymaddy

    oh, come on now. this is TEXAS. people drink in texas. remember molly ivans, political columnist and humorist extraordinaire? jane wasn’t on the job; it was her own time. apart from that, i suggest that notwithstanding news and tv reporting’s stressfulness, she abstain from even sniffing the stuff from now on, and keep tums on hand at all times! go to the bathroom and do jumping jacks to relieve stress, drink milk when you get dyspepsia, and eat a lot of fish. it’s natural plavix to protect your arteries from high blood pressure. makes the platelets all slippery and unclogs the arteries in your brain and heart and chest. when i play tennis or badminton, i just imagine people as the birdie or ball. very satisfying! good luck.

  • Patrick

    My mother was killed by a drunk driver when I was just 13 years old!

    ANYONE driving drunk is guilty of a CRIME!

    Eating, talking to your passenger, putting on makeup are not illegal as of yet, but Drunk Driving is Illegal and for that, she must pay the price. Once due process is completed of course!

    Anyone making excuses should have their loved one killed by a drunk driver and see how fast your thoughts change.

    The point here is that while she didn’t kill anyone (thankfully!), she was verified to have been driving while impaired and will stand judgement for it!

    I believe wholeheartedly that if you drive drunk and hurt, maim or kill someone, YOU should be put to death. It’s no different than if you broke into someones house and “accidently” killed someone in the commision of a crime.

  • reader

    I say wait to see the results, hoping they are accurate. I heard sobriety tests include saying the ABCs backwards. I have tried to give this task to people for publick speaking/concentration practice…and it was all but impossible. They all took out their cell phones to read the letters off the phone backwards…and they were sober. I tried it myself, sober again, and I ended up counting three letters back at a time, having to go back and forth in my mind and aloud. I had never really thought about how difficult it is. I couldn’t imagine having to do it in front of police who assume I am drunk, by the side of the road…etc etc etc. Not to mention the walking and balancing things they make people do…with my achy legs and joints. Getting out of a car and having to balance etc. would also be a challenge for me there….sober.
    I don’tknow what I think about these things. Good Luck Jane M.
    By the way, they say she spoke in a loud way…SHE SPEAK PUBLICALLY FOR A LIVING>.. she is going to enunicate and sound different than the average person..I have heard her off camera in a store. NOT DRUNK. Don’t rush to judgement!
    I do wish the police had something they could do about all the talkers and texters who don’t concentrate on the road…I am afraid they are going to kill me. Good luck Ms. M

  • RH

    The police pulled her over for not giving a signal for changing lanes. Then noticed her bloodshot eyes. SHe could have only had one drink. We all know she doesn’t get much sleep from her working schedule on TV. That would make one’s eyes red. She is not a criminal like some moron suggested. She is one of the best news anchor people on the planet. One drink will get your arrested if you breath into that device the police have. but you won’t be drunk. So give her a break.

  • JD

    Okay, Folks. Although she was arrested and booked consider the other things that could have caused this incident.. It could be she was taking a prescribed OR over the counter medication and decided to have a glass of wine or other drink with dinner or some occasion. It may not have affected her until she began driving. PLUS, good people out there, Do you know that Diabetes can cause a person to smell AND appear intoxicated? I am Type 1 for over 50 years now and had two incidents where I failed a urine test for alcohol. Didn’t get THAT job. After contacting my doctor and the test facility I obtained a letter stating this could happen. Thankfully I did not have the breath issue at this time nor was pulled over but it CAN happen. This is reason enough for me to NOT DRINK any alcohol. Food or in this case, Drink For Thought!
    Peace Out

  • gigi

    Everyone with remarks, give it a rest. She’s only human. Humans are not perfect, when we become more perfect than God, he WILL call us home.

    • Annette Simmons

      Well no we are not God, but he gives us enough wisdom to make decisions that don’t take other people’s lives. Driving Drunk is playing Russian Roulette with everyone’s lives, once you turn on that car key , you are doing the same thing as playing with a loaded gun! It is NOT WORTH IT !!!

  • Nerbert Nosilla

    I have never been in love with Jane,but have always liked her .
    Sad ~ she drank & drove .
    A real pisser ? Even here in li’ ol’ cowtown I have witnessed
    on NUMEROUS occasions FWPD ~ on mobile phones ~ WEAVING(!)
    in & out of traffic ~ ON MOBILE PHONES ! and (r u ready ?)
    NOT using their blankitty blank blank turn signals ! ! !

  • angie

    wow. i love how all of you people come to defend drunk driving!! maybe when its your loved one dying on the side of the hwy because someone chose to drive drunk…perhaps you wont be making excuses for them. or half of dallas. problems at home? yea cuz the entire world doesnt have problems at home? dont justify doing something that can be fatal to yourself or others.

    • Annette Simmons

      Thank you for your wise reply. No one understands until it effects them!

  • Mandy

    I read the story and I am conflicted. First of all, and it does matter, what was her BAC? Was she dangerous fall down drunk and a threat to society? Or did she simply (irresponsibly) misjudge how long and to what extent her drinks had on her. I do not think she should lose her job and I hope this does not turn into a sympathetic cry for help. I am happy no one was hurt, herself or others. I hope she learns from this and she should pay. I feel like excessive community service and loss of driving rights would be fair. She is in the public eye and with that comes a responsibility to those who she influences. I am sure her embarrassment is up there too. I am disappointed, but no reason to attack her. We all screw up,.

  • http://yahoo dianne

    Jane is just one of the hundreds of drunk drivers in Dallas on a weekend that just got unlucky and got caught.

    • Annette Simmons

      You r wrong about that. She is lucky she got caught, before she became a news story, possibly killing herself as well as others. And yes for everyone that is arrested , there r hundreds that got away!

  • http://yahoo Sally

    Yes she did do wrong and should be punished according to the law for her DUI. But why should the public judge her? So what she is some big shot reporter! We all have something to hide, there are a lot of people rich, poor, it don’t matter no one should be driving and doing anything else. If people would pay more attention to their driving then there won’t be so many accidents. I don’t drive because I have seizures, I told the D M V and the judge took my license. But I did it because I didn’t want to think about killing someone if I had one while driving. So to all of you who think not paying attention while driving and that nothing will happen, you are the person that it will happen to. So people please when you get into your car make sure that your head is clear and please by all means pay ATTENTION TO DRIVING everything else can wait. And to all of you who think that even a small amount of ALCOHOL is safe to drive it isn’t. People always say guns kill, well so do stupid people.

  • Richard

    Ok, so she was arrested for a DUI. Yes, it doesn’t look good, but she’s human as the rest of us where we all make our share of mistakes. I’ve made them (some more that once… OK, TWICE, Maybe THREE times), and like all mistakes there is a lesson learnd in the end. This will pass in time for Jane.

  • Annette Simmons

    Well I wish the Drunk Driver that killed my son and his wife, had cut them some slack! He obviously didn’t think he was doing anything wrong either! So now I am the parent of their two children that will never get to have a life with their Mom & Dad. It is never a MISTAKE, to drive after consuming alcohol , IT IS A CRIME !!! Those of you that have never had to identify your loved ones bodies, then plan a funeral, and at a the same time, try to put the children’s lives back to normal, ( which it never is ) don’t have the right to voice your emotions, when you don’t have a clue what you are talking about. Walk a mile in our shoes, see what we see, then trust me, you will think differently!!

  • Stephanie

    Oh wow..you mean somebody’s not perfect? Let it go…she’s a good reporter.

    • Annette Simmons

      No one said she was a bad reporter! She reports these stories all the time, she has a responsibility to uphold the law, being in the public eye. I have always watched her as a very good anchorwoman . But how would she feel if another person took her love one? Then that would be a huge news story! Right?

  • Jim

    You know, back in the 70’s and 80’s, cops had such a better sense of humor when it came to drunk or buzzed driving…take your keys away, make you walk home or call a cab, follow you home or better yet, give you a ride home. What happened to protect and to serve? Isn’t it just as important to protect the driver from himself as it is to protect others?

    Ok indignant and self-righteous….bring on the hate.

    • Annette Simmons

      It floors me as to how anyone can find humor in this.

  • Joshua

    Here’s an adage to live by: If you’re going to drive drunk (or buzzed as as the case may be)- you must drive like you have two dead hookers in the trunk.

  • Jay D

    Let’s not be to harsh now, let’s wait until she kills someone then let her have it. It’s the tree hugging socialist democratic way.
    Probably societies fault, GEORGE BUSH DID IT.

  • trisha

    I did not see any post that mention who she was drinking with. I would like to think that we all have a friend that could drive us home. She must have at least appeared sober when she left, surely she wasn’t drinking alone. Why should she lose her job? She wasn’t drunk on the job.

  • http://na Jasper Hale

    The cop did the right thing no one is immune to the law. To let her go is is a violation of the law. Now, with that said. We have in the past seen Police Officers stopping other PO and arresting them if needed. Even our Gov. tried and failed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8CvXIY6mgk .So why would she be any different. These reporters see and report accidents on a daily basis, they should know better. To her defense we are all human and we all make mistakes. God Bless her and her family. Good luck to her. Remember if you drink don’t drive.

  • Gerald Pool

    Dear Amanda, exercise caution when declaring this to be her first offense. As a commenter pointed out, a person arrested for DUI has driven under the influence an average of 87 times before getting caught! Not her first offense by a long shot.

  • Butchboy

    If you are a TV newsperson, that stunt gets you fired in my town, period.

  • stevehoo!!

    I heard a saying once. If you see someone in Texas with their turn signals on, they probably bought it that way.

    Seems very odd they pulled you over for not signaling a lane change. On any given day driving in texas most do not signal lanes, inculding police, and no, they are not involved in a pursuit.

    Best wishes Jane, get that Judge to defend you that got away with refusing the breath test, and beat the blood test.

  • bubba

    She looks cute. Best of luck to her.

  • Jean McKnight

    Well she is so good at winking every few seconds maybe she should have done a lot of winking at the officers. I quit watching the channel 5 news because of her and her annoying stupid winking.

  • Emily

    I am a volunteer with MADD who has lost my brother to a drunk driver – while we are not all perfect and yes we do make mistakes – let her learn from this mistake for she was “lucky” she didn’t kill someone or herself. No one is invincible and no one is replaceable – don’t drink and drive.

  • Jenny Scott

    Wow! Ever heard of “judge not lest ye be judged”?? It’s amazing to me how many perfect people are out there posting their useless comments.

  • Dave Beck

    Great article, Amanda, except for your editorial comment “hopefully one mistake won’t be the undoing of her career.” All journalists are taught not to editorialize, unless you are writing a column.

  • http://INFOWARS.COM Lonny Smith, CRNA

    More police state tyranny here. they drew blood at the roadside, which means they battered her on the side of the road. More police state tactics. Can’t ya feel the freedom? I sure am glad we’re all protected.

  • yankeeboy

    Jane has always been “first class” to me. She made a mistake and I’m sure she regrets it but lets put it in context. She is NOT the unibomber. I hope to see her back SOON.

    • MelMel635

      Really? I’ll tell those bad police officers not to come running for ya when YOU need them.

    • MelMel635

      Sorry that was for the above comment :)

  • http://yahoo carl long

    it may have been mouthwash.shame on all you perfect people!!! you may be next, see how you feel then.most folks think the law says .08 but the truth is .05 or higher means you are some serious criminal.people tend to shut their mouths after they have been arrested for no good reason!!!

  • Susan Goforth

    Regardless of opinion, these comments simply prove how incredibly stupid Americans really are. If you can’t respond intelligently, please don’t respond AT ALL!!!!

  • Lex

    First offense? Yeah right, first ARREST.

  • MelMel635

    Ok- wishing her to death is harsh to whoever you are that said it should be her that dies next…WE as a public don’t know anything personal that she is going through, that’s not an excuse for her drunk driving, but WE ALL HAVE MADE MISTAKES!!!!! You are not her judge. You are not perfect. This was/is her first offense and hopefully her last, hopefully this was a tough lesson learned. Thankfully she DID NOT kill anyone or herself while on the road-thank the officer who stopped her. I find all of these comments about what she wears, and how she’s trying too hard to stay young, don’t quote biblical scripture, etc. posted by unintelligent people with nothing better to do than be pissy because you are unhappy in your own lives. I agree with the eating, texting, talking on phones attributing to more death on the road, as this happens more frequently. Take a look into your own lives, that’s something YOU can change, your stupid mean posts about what Jane did will change nothing except how people see YOU!

  • El Capitan

    I don’t think this constant DUI crap is doing any good except to ruin lives and careers ive been watching accidents with alcohol stats and there going in the wrong direction, and a large portion of the people arrested were just drinking then driving not driving drunk,progressives suck

  • kYLE

    Don’t call this a mistake. A mistake is when you try to do the right thing and things go wrong> Her action was a conscious error.

    • Heather

      How many people on the road are killed by non-drunk drivers? 99% of the people driving on the road have drank before getting behind the wheel. She just got caught. I got a DUI after having two drinks over a two hour period. One never knows how their body will react to the alcohol. I drink maybe twice a year. Having a DUI doesn’t make you a drunk. I surely thought I was fine after sipping slowly on a few. Don’t judge unless you have walked in her shoes.

  • Evad

    In California you are penalized more for a DUI than robbing a 7-Eleven.

  • mark dwyer

    Well…… you know it’s all of Bush’ fault !!!

  • Jim

    Blood alcohol results?
    Till then, blah, blah, blah.

  • John

    Jane was particularly rough and condescending to TCU during the sensationalized drug bust in Feb. It is hard to feel sympathy for one who tweeted the following:

    Feb 17
    Jane McGarry @TheJaneMcGarry.
    @TCUballer Keep in mind the news media did not make those arrests.
    Feb 16
    Jane McGarry @TheJaneMcGarry.
    Do you think the drug bust tarnishes TCU and it’s image? Use the hash tag #TCUIMAGE and we may read your tweet live at 5.
    Feb 16
    Jane McGarry @TheJaneMcGarry.
    If your child were among the arrested TCU students, would you bail him/her out? Literally. #interestingquestion
    Feb 16
    Jane McGarry @TheJaneMcGarry.
    Watching my girl @PressGirlDallas with latest on TCU on NBC5.
    Feb 16
    Jane McGarry @TheJaneMcGarry.
    Why I like Galloway “@startelegram: Randy Galloway: TCU football will survive drug scandal…the clean image is gone. http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/02/15/3738709/frogs-pristine-image-stained-by.html”
    Feb 15
    Jane McGarry @TheJaneMcGarry.
    TCU stuff: RT @http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2012/2/15/2801023/tcu-arrests-football-drug-test-82-statement.
    Feb 15
    Jane McGarry @TheJaneMcGarry.
    Next questions: If Patterson knew about violations because of random drug test, what happens to him? And how did it stay under the radar?
    Feb 15
    Jane McGarry @TheJaneMcGarry.
    TCU star linebacker Tanner Brock just yelled obscenities at reporters when he came out of the jail.
    Feb 15
    Jane McGarry @TheJaneMcGarry.
    @RubioSnapping “@budkennedy: TCU’s Tanner Brock told an officer only 20 players would pass a drug test http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2012/02/15/11/20/5m7vO.So.58.PDF”.
    Feb 15
    Jane McGarry @TheJaneMcGarry.
    Yup. RT @RubioSnapping @TheJaneMcGarry Some will never learn…a shame.Good bye school 4 those guys & looks like the least of their worries.
    Feb 15
    Jane McGarry @TheJaneMcGarry.
    @RubioSnapping #BREAKING #TCU football players arrested: David (D.J.) W. Yendrey, Devin Johnson, Tanner Wilson Brock, Jr, Tyler (Ty) Horn,

  • Heather

    How many people on the road are killed by non-drunk drivers? 99% of the people driving on the road have drank before getting behind the wheel. She just got caught. I got a DUI after having two drinks over a two hour period. One never knows how their body will react to the alcohol. I drink maybe twice a year. Having a DUI doesn’t make you a drunk. I surely thought I was fine after sipping slowly on a few. Don’t judge unless you have walked in her shoes.

  • Michael

    She broke the law. Why sensationalise this? Let the courts deal with it. NO BIG NEWS STORY HERE. Hope she gets treated fairly and not as a celebrity…….and I mean not given lighter sentence.

  • http://google bill forsyth

    Not being an American I do not know of this person but to drink and drive is highly irresponsible and dangerous whether one is famous or not,the two things just do not go together.I remember some years ago working in a hospital where two young children were being cared for by nursing staff whilst waiting for relatives as their parents had been killed by a drunk driver, who was also being cared for at the same hospital.

  • http://webpronews.com dave

    Mistake ?? how is getting into your car and driving after you have been drinking a mistake,,Years ago I was a drinker, I got into my car drinking and drove, I also went to jail for drunk driving, I got the punishment I deserved..driving and drinking is hardly a mistake. If she has a problem with drinking I hope she admits it and seeks help. if not she is sure to repeat the same mistake again… As far as firing her,, If she admits to being alcoholic and seeks help I do not believe they can fire her, Alcholism is considered a disease,(american medical association) you can’t fire a person for having a disease. If she did continue with her drinking, yes they could let her go, but she would be able to get disablity.. I wish the best for her and hope she comes to terms with her problem..

  • Steve Johnson

    This lady could’ve been your sister, mother or wife!
    Comment forums are for comments, not for justice, so let the justice system do it’s job!

    Although I don’t condone driving while drunk, I hope she’s able to keep her job.

  • http://yahoo LB

    We have Laws, and everyone should obey them. No one is above the law, pay for your mistake and thank GOD no one was hurt!

  • http://yahoo LB

    No one is above the LAW.

  • Cynthia

    I have seen enough carnage on the highways as a result of impaired driving. Just glad the cops saw her erratic driving and could arrest her before she turned someone into a corpse. This is a silly, avoidable situation that requires very little thinking. It’s simple: if you drink, don’t drive. Five words.

    I am very disappointed in this person and am glad she’s off the road. What a stupid action. I laud the police for noticing her lack of signaling. I wish more like her could be caught and tossed into the slammer. She’s unfortunately but a drop in the bucket on Texas state and city roads.

  • elizabeth

    Wow. Hope her license is revoked. People never learn. She could have KILLED someone. Blonde is as blonde does.

  • guest

    Hmmm there was an article in the new about the DUI COP a person who is suppose to protect and serve. But I dont see any harsh remarks about him, but let a news anchor get busted ohhh shes the devil, get over it.. As its been said in earlier posts and move on, why carry on about something that really isn’t any of your business anyway

  • http://webpronews.com dave

    she has a problem with drinking I hope she admits it and seeks help. if not she is sure to repeat the same mistake again… As far as firing her,, If she admits to being alcoholic and seeks help I do not believe they can fire her, Alcholism is considered a disease,(american medical association) you can’t fire a person for having a disease. If she did continue with her drinking, yes they could let her go, but she would be able to get disablity.. I wish the best for her and hope she comes to terms with her problem..

  • David

    If you want to stop DUI’s all together… you must not allow “ANYONE” to drink. You have to eliminate alcohol.. multi-billion dollar industry.

  • David

    Texting while driving will kill thousands if a law is not passed and enforced immediately.

  • wtf

    Poor thing. She probably had one too many drinks because she is tired of the liberal biased crap she has to report working for NBC

  • http://Yahoo CM

    Let he who is without sins cast the first stone….just saying…

  • Dickey

    Give the lady a break! This is probably not the first time she has driven drunk like so many of us have in the past. Fortunately she was stopped before anyone was killed. Now like the rest of us she has to go through the legal process and “pay the piper!” Like a lot of us she probably thought she was in good enough shape to drive and like most of us didn’t use common sense and call for a taxi. Unlike the majority of us she’s in the public eye so criticism will be abundant as it usually is.

  • What is DUI?

    Um, the CBS article said she was charged with DUI (not DWI) and that she had blood shot eyes and odd demeanor (not drunken demeanor). The officer was not quoted as saying she smelled of alcohol. Why is (almost) everyone ASSuming she had been drinking? There are medications, such as allergy meds, that can react differently than expected, or even in the past use. There is a huge possibility that she could have taken allergy meds too close together or the wrong combination and it caused her, in the arresting officers opinion, “odd demeanor,” while the blood shot eyes were still apparent. No telling how much sleep deprivation she had, stress at work (which is listed in the Top 10 of The Most Stressful Jobs), catching a cold, getting over a cold and the mixing of Rx with OTC meds, notified of family/friend/herself with cancer or some other horrific news, etc. So, you see, there’s a million things that could easily be the cause of the “symptoms” she had OTHER than alcohol.

    Also, not everyone has diarrhea-of-the-mouth when they get stopped by a cop. A well-known journalist, such as Jane McGarry, would or should know to keep their mouth totally shut the entire time. Therefore, this knee-jerk reaction to McGarry’s ASSumed intake of alcohol and being rescued from killing the masses, looks rather idiotic since no one knows what the real truth is, only going by what CBS claimed. Apparently, none of these “hang-em-high” people have ever known the media to ever get anything wrong or deliberately report a story slanted or incorrectly. Surprise!

    Finally, no, i’m NOT Jane McGarry, I don’t even know the woman other than seeing her on TV. I’m not related to anyone (that I know of) that is in the media of any kind. However, I have been on the brunt end of a local news station that slanted, created, and “abridged” the truth about a close family member of mine…and totally got away with it. Which is why I learned HOW-TO REALLY READ AND LISTEN TO NEWS ARTICLES. Thank you.

  • Josh

    She has put herself in a “JAM” (Jane And Mike [Dated Reference]), by drunk driving. She has done good for never getting a national deal from some network. Imagine Jane McGarry instead of Katie Couric! All things aside, Jane still looks HOT for 56! How much plastic surgery has she had? Just wondering!

  • Daisy Halcomb

    I’m glad no one was hurt. We would have never heard about the incident if she had not been a TV personallity. Sometimes we don’t feel as inhibitated as the breathalizer says we are. We probably need to carry one of those things in our purse.

  • Stanley Abercrombie

    This is was only her first offense, so they should let her go back to work at KXAS TV NBC 5 in Fort Worth,Texas!
    She can’t afford missing days of work with bills to pay..etc, she needs her job and I watch her all the time at 5pm Central Time here in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex!
    Please let Jane McGarry go back to work!
    Thanks!