Grand Jury Declines to Indict Rockwall County Judge on DWI Charge

A grand jury has declined to indict the Rockwall County judge accused of driving while intoxicated earlier this year.Rockwall County Judge David Earl Sweet, 43, received a no-bill from the Rockwall County grand jury, according to the Kaufman County District Attorney's Office, which was appointed to handle the case.Sweet was pulled over at about 12:20 a.m. June 24 in the 2900 block of Ridge Road after a Rockwall police officer spotted a traffic violation. After conducting field sobriety tests, the officer arrested Sweet on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor.The Kaufman County District Attorney's Office investigated the charge and presented its findings to the grand jury, which issued the no-bill on Nov. 2.Sweet has been county judge since 2015. Before that, he served as Rockwall's mayor from 2011 to 2014 and had been elected in 2007 and 2009 to the Rockwall City Council.   Continue reading...

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