Magers issues statement about arrest.
Early Thursday evening, Magers released a written statement in which he confirmed the arrest and said, ” I take full responsibility for putting myself in that position.”
He went on to say that he wants to publicly apologize to his wife, Angela, and their sons for the embarrassment the incident caused them.
“I also apologize to my fellow commissioners and all of our county employees and officials and citizens of Grayson County as I know that my actions set a poor example of leadership and are not reflective of the professionalism they deserve.”
He said he would welcome prayers for himself and his family as he takes “the necessary personal steps to address this matter.”
Jail bond records show that Magers was allowed to bond out of jail on a $2,500 surety bond with conditions. The bond agency was Spanky’s Bail Bonds.
Grayson County Court records show that Magers was last charged with DWI in 1995. The case was pleaded down to a public intoxication.
Grayson County records show Magers was arrested for driving while intoxicated 2nd offense.
DPS Staff Sgt. Mark Tackett confirmed that Grayson County Judge Bill Magers was arrested at the Valero in the 3700 block of U.S. Highway 75 following a minor vehicle crash.
Grayson County Judge Bill Magers was arrested Wednesday evening on the charge of driving while intoxicated by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers.
DPS Staff Sgt. Mark Tackett said the arrest happened at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday at a Valero on U.S. Highway 75 in Sherman.
“He was taken to the Grayson County Jail and booked in for DWI,” Tackett said. He did not have any further information about why Magers and the DPS interacted before the arrest.
“I don’t have the why,” Tackett said. “I know they had an encounter with him and he was arrested and taken to the Grayson County Jail.”
No further details were available at this time. Grayson County Jail records didn’t list any attorney for Magers. No bond has been set yet in the case.