In a rare move, District Attorney Devon Anderson intervened in a misdemeanor case to personally dismiss a DWI charge against prominent Houston defense attorney Tony Buzbee, the Houston Press discovered Monday morning.
In a statement to the Press, Anderson said the reason she decided to dismiss the case was that it was “the right thing to do.”
“He qualified for pre-trial intervention and completed all of the requirements typically mandated for a first offender DWI defendant,” Anderson said. “He did not contribute to my campaign in 2016 cycle.”
Yet even though Anderson’s own DWI diversion program requirements state that it is a one-year program, the case was dismissed after only eight months.