Drunk Driver Who Nearly Killed Local Officer Denied in Appeal

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BRYAN - A Houston woman convicted of intoxication assault and sent to prison after violating a court agreement got bad news from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Wednesday, Alex Ford, 26 of Houston, had her writ of habeas corpus denied in her effort to have new proceedings in her case.

In January 2010, a sports car driven by Ford slammed into a patrol car driven by College Station Police Officer Tracy Sheets, critically injuring her and essentially ending her law enforcement career. In May 2011, Ford was sentenced to six years in prison.

However, Ford appealed and was out of jail on an appellate bond when she violated the terms of her agreement by drinking and staying out past a curfew. Judge J.D. Langley revoked the bond and sent Ford to prison in February 2012.

In her most recent claim, Ford said her attorney during the trial, Craig Greaves, was ineffective, performed poorly, and had failed to tell her about a plea bargain. Langley ruled against Ford, and Wednesday, so did the appeals court.