Alex Ford Seeks New Trial After Serving Time

By: Alex Lotz Email
By: Alex Lotz Email

BRAZOS COUNTY- The woman who police say was behind the wheel of a Maserati that slammed into a College Station police officer's squad car is seeking a new trial nearly 16 months after she was convicted in May of 2012.

Alex Ford is serving a six-year sentence for drunken driving after hitting College Station Police Officer Tracy Sheets, a 16-year veteran. Sheets was forced to retire as a patrol officer due to injuries from the accident.

Ford maintains that she was not drunk at the time of the accident, but College Station Police said Ford was more than twice the legal limit with a .164 blood-alcohol reading.

Her attorney, Rick Wetzel from Austin, said a new trial is necessary due to inadequate claims from Craig Greaves, Ford's trial attorney. Ford said Greaves did not argue for a plea offer, which could have reduced her sentence.

Ford is being tried in the 85th district court where District Judge J.D. Langley has taken Wetzel's offer into consideration, but has yet to make a ruling and isn't expected to for several months.


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