Dallas asst. DA arrested for DWI, uses slurs with police

The problem isn't just what he did, but also what he said after being pulled over. Moore told officers he would 'make sure they don't have a job.' Marie Saavedra has the details.

DALLAS — Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Justin Moore was arrested for driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning.

According to Dallas Police's arrest report, Moore, a DeSoto resident, was speeding, weaving in and out of lanes, tailgating and nearly sideswiped another car while driving on Highway 67 near Loop 12.

It was 2:45am when two officers say they moved to pull Moore over, and reported immediately smelling a strong stench of alcohol. They reportedly asked Moore if he had been drinking and he did not answer, and he struggled to produce a drivers license. He ultimately showed the officers his District Attorney's Office identification.

Officers say Moore then refused to step out of his car, so he was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. In their report, officers say Moore was not cooperative. He reportedly told the officers, "You arrested the wrong person. I'm going to make sure you don't have a job on Monday."

The report also states he used slurs, including calling one officer an 'Uncle Tom' and accusing other officers of being members of the Ku Klux Klan.

The prosecutor, who will be 28 years old on Monday, was booked at the Dallas County jail on a DWI charge.

New Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk tells News 8 in a statement, "We have confirmed with the police department that an Assistant DA was arrested last night under the suspicion of DWI. We are suspending this person without pay until we can review the facts surrounding his arrest and make any further decisions."

According to a profile posted on the LinkedIn website, Moore has worked in the Dallas County DA's office since last July and graduated from SMU's law school. He also created The Moore Foundation, which promotes ending the stigma of mental illness.


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