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Serial DWI offender James Preston Green gets 6 years

January 3, 2019

State District Judge Ron Rangel sentenced James Preston Green to six years in prison on Thursday for violating a condition of his probation stemming from a felony DWI conviction, the maximum amount allowed.

Green, the son of prominent North Side jeweler Jimmy Green, already was on probation for an earlier felony DWI in Guadalupe County when he crashed his car last year into another vehicle on Wurzbach Parkway. His blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit for driving. Green fled from police and later told an arresting officer that his “lawyer” was then-Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood.

In October, Rangel granted Green 10 years’ probation in a plea deal recommended by LaHood’s office. It was Green’s fourth DWI conviction over a decade. The deal also dismissed the evading arrest and two felony family violence charges against Green. It barred him from consuming alcohol, among other conditions.

Green acknowledged consuming alcohol last month after two devices took samples of his breath and detected the substance.

Brian Chasnoff is a columnist covering San Antonio and Bexar County. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | bchasnoff@express-news.net | Twitter: @bchasnoff

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