NBC 5 management surely didn’t take the news that its anchor Jane McGarry was arrested for DWI. The 56 year old NBC 5 anchor was arrested early Sunday in Dallas County.
Dallas is not the best place to get busted for drunk driving. Officers will bust you, whether or not, you’re a famous TV celebrity, a singer or some actor/actress. It happened to the 56 year old Jane McGarry over the weekend, when officers with the Dallas County arrested her over DWI suspicions.
According to local news, Jane McGarry was driving her Porsche on the Dallas North Tollway early Sunday around 1:30 a.m. It was around that time that officers saw her changing lanes without using the signal and decided to look into the matter closely.
Dallas Star Telegram reports that when officers saw Jane McGarry, the long time KXAS-TV news anchor, presented obvious signs of alcohol intoxications. The newspaper reports that Jane McGarry had bloodshot droopy eyes and “used a loud tone of voice when talking”.
The Morning News added that Jane McGarry also failed to pass additional sobriety tests, such as the standard “walk and turn” and staying in one leg. She is also said to have failed another standard test, reciting the alphabet.
The police report reads that Jane McGarry confessed to have had three glasses of wine, but she refused to pass a breath test. Thus, as the Dallas Morning News reports, officers subjected Jane McGarry to a blood test.
After the news about Jane McGarry’s arrest surged, NBC 5 management released a statement by Brian Hocker, vice president of programming for KXAS-TV. “NBC 5 station management is looking into the matter this evening and has no further comment” the Sunday evening statement read.
Since Jane McGarry didn’t make any comments regarding the early Sunday DWI arrest, there’s not much to explain her lack of sobriety. Good news is that the KXAS-TV news anchor doesn’t have any previous DWI offences on her record.
Jane McGarry is quite the celebrity in the world of Radio and Television. She got the “Personality of the Year” award four times by now, and also got a “Gracie” for the best woman anchor in the U.S.