In Borger, Texas, On May 12, 2005, intoxicated District Attorney Ballman hit the teenage daughter of Betty Holland. After driving away from the sight of his drunken driving accident, Borger Police arrested him. The Borger Police broke out a window of the DA’s vehicle in order to remove him. Mr. Ballman refused to follow the implied consent law he has avowed to sustain. He also refused a breath test and a field abstinence test.
The district Attorney did not spend the night in jail because the district judge released him. The incident was reported widely on local and statewide media. On May 2006, it was found that the district Attorney did not have a criminal record a year following his arrest and conviction. If Channel 10 Television had not reported the alleged tinkering with public records, Ballman would have enjoyed a clean record. Any DA with special legal privileges mocks justice.
How can justice be applied in the capacity of a district Attorney when equal justice does not apply to the DA?
- 1. “Key Components of Drunk Driving Reform: A Legislative History”, 5 Feb. 2008 http://www. co. delaware. ny. us/depts/dwi/docs/Key%20Componets. pdf. 2. “BLURRED VISION: A SOBER RE-EXAMINATION OF RHODE ISLAND’S DRUNK DRIVING CRISIS”, 5 Feb. 2008 http://www. riaclu. org/friendly/documents/DUIreportfinal. pdf 3. “Clay Ballman District Attorney: This is me”, 6 Feb. 2008 http://www. zoominfo. com/people/Ballman_Clay_72042749. aspx