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Jane McGarry Arrested: NBC 5 Anchor Booked For DWI

NBC 5 news anchor Jane McGarry was arrested early Sunday morning in Dallas, Texas, on suspicion of drunk driving.

The Star Telegram reports that McGarry, 56, was pulled over early Sunday morning while driving on the Dallas North Tollway. The longtime KXAS-TV anchor was pulled over in her 2007 Porsche after she failed to signal a lane change.

McGarry told the officers that she had three glasses of wine that night but refused to take a breathalyzer test. The reporter did, however, fail several sobriety tests including the “one leg stand,” the “walk and turn,” and the “alphabet.” DFW reports that a mandatory blood sample was then taken, reports say.

Brian Hocker, vice president of programming for KXAS-TV, said:

“NBC 5 station management is looking into the matter this evening and has no further comment.”

Dallas News reports that McGarry was booked at about 3 a.m. for a misdemeanor DWI charge. She was released on bail a few hours later.

According to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, McGarry has never been arrested for a DUI and has no previous convictions.

Several people have taken to Twitter to show their support for McGarry.

One user writes: Jane, for what it’s worth, still a big fan. Keep your chin up!

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