A Navarro County jury found Randy Leroy Barnett guilty of DWI on Dec. 5, 2019. This was Barnett's second DWI conviction in the last five years.
Department of Public Safety Troopers Sherman and Abay arrested Barnett on the evening of April 14, 2017. According to reports, he was displaying numerous signs of intoxication, and his breath alcohol concentration was .17, which is more than twice the legal limit.
“DPS's professionalism in investigating DWI continues to protect this community from intoxicated drivers,” stated District Attorney William “Will” Dixon. “I'm proud of their work and I'm proud of my misdemeanor team for bringing this man to justice.”
"Everyone involved in this case did a fantastic job.” stated Misdemeanor Chief Robert Koehl. “DWI is a difficult offense to prove. Both of our misdemeanor prosecutors went above and beyond in preparing for this case. I must also commend the defense team for their professionalism and toughness when challenging our evidence. I am extremely grateful to the jury for listening carefully to all of the evidence and coming to the right conclusion."
Assistant District Attorneys George Thompkins and Natalie Dawson prosecuted the case. Barnett will spend two years on probation after serving five days in the Navarro County Jail. He will be required to install an interlock device on his vehicle for the next year, pay a fine, and perform 200 hours of community service.