The San Antonio Express-News is reporting that the 22-year-old son of Tejano
star Emilio Navaira III has been arrested on DWI charges. In the early
morning hours of February 23rd, 2013, a police officer pulled over Emilio Casias Navaira IV as he was
entering the ramp to southbound U.S. 281 from Northwest Loop 410 in his
The arresting officer reported that Navaira had bloodshot eyes and appeared
intoxicated. Navaira allegedly was moving in an uncoordinated manner and
could not hold his balance during a field sobriety test. The officer also
administered a breath test to Navaira, but the results were unavailable.
At the time of his arrest, Navaira reported that he had had a margarita
with his dinner at Henry’s Puffy Tacos. He also allegedly stated
that he had been texting his mother and listening to music when the arresting
officer pulled him over in his vehicle.
Navaira was released from jail after paying $1,000 bail.
Navaira’s father commented only that he had discussed the severity
of the alleged DWI with his son, and hoped that he would learn a lesson
from the incident. The younger Navaira, however, declined to comment on
The elder Navaira is no stranger to DWI charges. Back in 2008, the Tejano
star pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated after he crashed his
tour bus, was ejected through the front windshield, and sustained a major
brain injury. His now-former bandmate, Ricardo Vega, was also injured
and sued Navaira civilly for his injuries related to the accident.
As these incidents illustrate, driving while intoxicated can lead not only
to criminal charges, but to serious injuries to the driver and others,
as well as to civil liability in some cases. For these reasons, it is
essential that you have a strong defense if you are charged with DWI.
For assistance with DWI or related charges,
contact your San Antonio criminal defense attorney today.