Former DA Craig Watkins Now Trolling for DWI Clients Using Hotmail Account, Making Us Sad

Former DA Craig Watkins Now Trolling for DWI Clients Using Hotmail Account, Making Us Sad

Remember, back a few years ago, when Craig Watkins' reputation as a crusading do-gooder district attorney was still relatively intact? When he could credibly present himself -- on The Colbert Report for example -- as someone helping to restore public faith in the criminal justice system?

In case you needed a reminder of just how far Watkins' star has fallen, he provided one last night in an email blast to supporters.

I have served the citizens of Dallas County for 8 years as your District Attorney. Now I want to continue to serve you as a private attorney. Call me if you are charged with a DWI at 1-844-4CRAIGW. I will make sure JUSTICE IS SERVED FOR YOU!

Granted, DWI suspects need attorneys and Watkins needs to make a living. And Watkins hasn't yet sunk to plastering late-night TV with low-budget infomercials. But he did send the email blast from a Hotmail account, which somehow seems worse.

Send your story tips to the author, Eric Nicholson.


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