Jane McGarry, a former news anchor at KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth, has officially resigned from her long held position at the NBC station after pleading no contest to Driving While Intoxicated.
McGarry, 56, was arrested in early May of 2012 after she was pulled over in her 2007 Porsche on the Dallas North Tollway by a trooper around 1:30 a.m. The anchorwoman reportedly changed lanes without using her signal and was soon after taken into custody for suspicion of DWI, the Dallas Morning News reported.
McGarry, who had been a news anchor on KXAS-TV since 1982, had bloodshot, droopy eyes and used a loud tone of voice when walking, a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety noted, according to the Dallas Star-Telegram.
McGarry reportedly failed other field sobriety tests following the incident, including not being able to recite the alphabet, stand on one leg or walk and turn without difficulty.
Prior to the May 7 incident, McGarry had never previously been arrested for DWI or had any convictions, the Dallas County Sheriff's Department told the Star-Telegram.
Notable interviews on McGarry's resume include former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Willie Nelson and Ellen Degeneres.
Before joining KXAS, Jane McGarry was an anchor/reporter in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
She graduated from Southern Illinois University and was a four-time winner of the Personality of the Year award handed out by the American Women in Radio and Television.
The organization also gave Jane McGarry the Gracie, award, which is given to the best local news anchor in the country.
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