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September 19th, 2013
San Marcos woman gets life for sixth DWI


Rose Ann Davidson


A San Marcos woman has been sentenced to life in prison by a Hays County jury for her sixth conviction for driving while intoxicated.

Rose Ann Davidson, 44, was pulled over by a Kyle police officer in the early morning hours of July 27, 2012, on Interstate-35 after he observed her driving erratically. She was arrested after the officer concluded she was intoxicated. A search of her vehicle yielded an open container of beer.

Davidson had five previous DWI convictions dating back to 1996 and had recently been released from prison. The trial took place in front of State District Judge Jack Robison.

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7 thoughts on “San Marcos woman gets life for sixth DWI

  1. Life in prison for DWI. LIFE. Meanwhile, a p.o.s named Bobby Rodriguez who resides in the San Marcos area was given ten years probation for violently violating and raping a little girl in my family from ages 7 to 11 years old. A man who has many supporters at a local church called Power House Ministries that is filled with many who supported him during his days in court. (He was a trusted family friend of her mother’s and no one had any idea how he was abusing that child, which in itself is a travesty but happens all too often. The severe imbalance of injustice in our society and counties like Hays and Travis is ASTOUNDING and offensive to everything that is good and decent in this world. What this woman did is wrong, beyond measure. But LIFE in prison? Meanwhile, Gabrielle Nestande, who everyone knows was schnockered off her butt hits a pedestrian, leaves her to die and goes to work at the capitol like nothing happened and gets six months in jail and ten years probation. The list goes on and on. While I agree this lady may have deserved some time, LIFE in prison for a crime that could have hurt someone but DID not? Ridiculous. I feel sorry for her and her family. What a horrible injustice when there are so many violent and far more dangerous offenders roaming among us who get a slap on the wrist and are free to terrorize innocents (like my niece). UNBELIEVEABLE.

  2. let us commit to prayer that God gives a better way to deal with the drinking epidemic in this country…taxpayer dollars could be better spent in prevention as opposed to supporting more incarcerated for life.
    I pray peace for her and her family thru this injustice.

  3. I’m not sure that life is appropriate, but I looked up Ms. Davidson’s past Hays County criminal cases (you can do so here: and she’s been arrested for resisting arrest, evading arrest in a vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance. At a certain point, prison is the only place for some people.

  4. @Jim, even with those prior arrests (were there convictions?) that still does not constitute LIFE in prison for her crime of DWI. Does she deserve some time. Maybe a lot of time? Yes. But LIFE? No. There are sex offenders living among us who get less. Sad. And deeply disturbing.

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