Assistant Dallas County DA Arrested for DWI, Wants to Make Sure We All Know Who He Is
Dallas County via WFAA
At least one member of Susan Hawk's nascent district attorney's office couldn't have gotten off to a more inauspicious start in his new job.
Justin Moore, an SMU graduate and former Craig Watkins deputy who was kept on by Hawk, was picked up for a DWI early Sunday morning. According to media reports, Moore, a DeSoto resident, was spotted by Dallas police weaving in and out of traffic and speeding on Highway 67 near Loop 12. The cops pulled him over, and the real fun began.
In an arrest affidavit first obtained by WFAA, police say that Moore accused one of the arresting officers of being an "Uncle Tom" before insisting that the other was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
He refused to get out of his car, so the cops took him to Dallas County Jail.
"You arrested the wrong person. I'm going to make sure you don't have a job on Monday," Moore told the officers, according to the affidavit.
"We have confirmed with the police department that an Assistant DA was arrested last night under the suspicion of DWI. We are suspending this person without pay until we can review the facts surrounding his arrest and make any further decisions," Hawk said in a statement to WFAA.
Moore's now taken down a LinkedIn profile that said he has worked at the district attorney's office since July. He's been released from jail on a $500 bail.
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