No OUI charges for Texas DA candidate's husband

Drug paraphernalia was also found in vehicle; lack of breathalyzer, SFST, or blood draw cited by county atty.


By Jennifer Rios
San Angelo Standard-Times

SAN ANGELO, Texas  — Evidence against San Angelo businessman Vance Winston "Winn" Palmer Jr. wasn't strong enough to prove he was driving while intoxicated, according to the Tom Green County attorney. With no blood drawn, and no Breathalyzer or field sobriety test administered, Chris Taylor said his office couldn't prove the DWI, and Palmer, whose wife is now the Republican nominee for 51st District Attorney, will not be prosecuted on that charge.

"That's where I get my evidence to prosecute something," Taylor said. "I think the officers worked with what they had."

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