Jane McGarry: News Anchor Arrested For DUI, Twitter Reacts

    May 10, 2012
    Amanda Crum

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.


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


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