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(Video) Travis County DA sentenced to 45 days for DWI Newsroom
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Posted on 04/19/2013 10:49:14 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952

(Video) Travis County DA sentenced to 45 days for DWI Newsroom 4/19/2013

Sheriff's deputies have taken Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg into custody after a judge sentenced her to 45 days in jail for DWI. Lehmberg pleaded guilty to the charge Friday after she was arrested last weekend. She later issued a formal apology and said she would plead guilty to whatever charge the county prosecutor thought appropriate. She did not ask for a plea deal or any special treatment.

Based on sentencing standards, it was not immediately clear how long she would actually spend in jail. Lehmberg said she hoped to put the matter behind her and continue in office, but there are calls for her resignation.

The Austin American-Statesman released an editorial on Friday calling for her to step down and one resident has petitioned for her removal.


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1 posted on 04/19/2013 10:49:14 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952
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To: Arrowhead1952

Travis County == Austin, right?


2 posted on 04/19/2013 10:51:24 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Turn about is fair play. Enjoy.


3 posted on 04/19/2013 10:52:09 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Assume that as it’s Austin and no mention of party affiliation she’s a Dem.


4 posted on 04/19/2013 10:52:18 AM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: Steely Tom

5 posted on 04/19/2013 10:52:33 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: ValerieTexas; txhurl; basil; Allegra; DrewsDad; HiJinx; SwinneySwitch; HopeandGlory; Flightdeck; ...

The Travis county DA was caught driving in the wrong lane on RM 620 and Comanche Trail. She has been asked to step down, but refuses since Gov Perry could appoint a Republican DA, which would be a no-no for Travis county.


6 posted on 04/19/2013 10:52:58 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Timocrat

Of course she’s a Dem
Here is her Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/RosemaryLehmberg

Someone grab bf it goes down. My work is done for now gotta go


7 posted on 04/19/2013 10:54:13 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Arrowhead1952

I would hope this beast could be forced out of office.


8 posted on 04/19/2013 10:54:45 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Timocrat

I was going to mention that, but messed up the html and had to go back and add a paragraph between the pic and video.


9 posted on 04/19/2013 10:55:03 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

10 posted on 04/19/2013 10:55:12 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: freedomlover

"I'm having a bad day."

11 posted on 04/19/2013 10:55:27 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

It is an evil white judge doing this to her....nevermind the black officer handcuffing her.....he is only doing his job, but that white racist judge is attacking her! lol


12 posted on 04/19/2013 10:57:00 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: Steely Tom; Menehune56

I think the dash cam and jail videos plus other documents will come out later today. She was more than .15 BAC. She also spit into the deputy’s face. That would be a great political ad for her opposition.


13 posted on 04/19/2013 10:58:02 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
She also spit into the deputy’s face.

Maybe she realized he was a Republican, in which case she was justified. At least, in the eyes of her fellow party members.

14 posted on 04/19/2013 11:00:35 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Hasn't posted a thing to her FB showcase since winning the D Primary, last year, until her no-contest to charge of doing essentially the same thing she's ostensibly sent many to the TC lock-up for doing.

If she's actually been doing her job, that is....

15 posted on 04/19/2013 11:02:17 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: freedomlover

Guilty.


16 posted on 04/19/2013 11:04:42 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I forgot to add that she had an open bottle of vodka in the front seat. She stopped in a church parking lot and that is where she got arrested.


17 posted on 04/19/2013 11:04:49 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Steely Tom

“I’m having a bad day.” ....Or a bad half century?


18 posted on 04/19/2013 11:06:06 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I was hoping it was Ronny Earl. Is he still DA?


19 posted on 04/19/2013 11:07:30 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican

No, he has been gone for several years.

(Ronnie) Earle (Travis County DA) Announces Retirement
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1939617/posts


20 posted on 04/19/2013 11:13:13 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Steely Tom
Travis County == Austin, right?

Yes, indeed. And the Travis County DA enjoys a peculiar importance under the Texas Constitution.

Remember the name Ronnie Earle? Earle was the Travis County DA who indicted Cong. Tom Delay. And Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

The Travis County DA enjoys prosecutorial authority over all elected state officials and Texas' elected federal officials.

Historically, elected Travis County DAs (always Democrats) have made life a living hell for all Republican state and federal officials.

21 posted on 04/19/2013 11:15:11 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Arrowhead1952

45 days would be a 2nd offense here in TN. A 1st offense calls for 48 hours (2 days) usually served from Friday night until Sunday. I don’t know Texas law but maybe they have an enhancement based on the BAC even on a 1st offense?


22 posted on 04/19/2013 11:21:18 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Arrowhead1952

The usual first offense DWI here in Texas is a lot more for us little people.


23 posted on 04/19/2013 11:26:33 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I think the dash cam video and jail video may have been the basis for the harsher sentence. She is lucky this didn’t happen in Williamson county.


24 posted on 04/19/2013 11:34:53 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: freedomlover

Not a hard call with respect to guilt...


25 posted on 04/19/2013 11:45:12 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Steely Tom

Rosemary; Getting dumped by your girlfriend sucks, but don’t go on a bender because of it. Might cost you your job.


26 posted on 04/19/2013 11:55:46 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

The picture of her being cuffed in the courtroom reminds me of a Law and Order SVU episode where Christine Lahti shows up late for court and drunk. She was administered a breathalyzer test right in the courtroom for all to witness.

Side note: it used to be customary for some Texans to have a “roadie”. That’s what I remember growing up. Oh, and loaded guns on tables.


27 posted on 04/19/2013 12:06:08 PM PDT by freeperkiki
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Liberals

What Can You Say?

Donate

28 posted on 04/19/2013 12:10:59 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: freeperkiki

There are still a few of us that grab one for the road. I have done that coming home from work now and then.


29 posted on 04/19/2013 12:15:27 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: fella

OMG, they just said the court records indicate she weighs 210 lbs and her BAC was .23 and that was after she had been in the booking unit for over three hours. No wonder she got 45 days.


30 posted on 04/19/2013 12:20:23 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good gravy... she was driving in the oncoming lanes while on Comanche?

She HAS to resign.


31 posted on 04/19/2013 12:37:06 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Arrowhead1952

I doubt she’s in for more than a few days. Certain days, like weekends maybe, count double. If they do let her out before the sentence is up to return, and the jail is full, they won’t put her in but will count that toward her sentence. If she does virtually ANY work in the jail (taking out trash, cleaning, etc.) she’ll get extra days’ credit for that.

Just do me one favor: don’t ask me how I know all this!

(No, seriously, I’ve done a citizens academy and many jails have similar policies.)


32 posted on 04/19/2013 12:39:52 PM PDT by 1L
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To: Arrowhead1952

Never, never go into Travis county. It is the stupidest place on earth. You should see some of the stuff the Austin city council passes, like their latest ban on all plastic bags in retail stores. It is shameful it is our state capital.


33 posted on 04/19/2013 12:43:55 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: txhurl

Yes, she was on the wrong side of the road on Comanche near the Oasis.


34 posted on 04/19/2013 12:53:20 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Actually, I live in Travis county, but have to go through Williamson county to get to Austin. We are in the far NW corner, and it is as conservative as Williamson.


35 posted on 04/19/2013 12:56:03 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

So how do we go about replacing her once we get her to resign? I have a little free time on my hands :)


36 posted on 04/19/2013 1:10:22 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Arrowhead1952

I am out past you a bit built have to come south on occasion.


37 posted on 04/19/2013 1:56:54 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: txhurl

Someone filed the request to have her removed from her position. IF that happens, Gov Perry could assign the most bad ass conservative to that position. That is why she will not resign.


38 posted on 04/19/2013 5:01:16 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

You must be in the Marble Falls area with SGT Sam.


39 posted on 04/19/2013 5:24:02 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Back northeast a bit from there. NW Williamson Co.


40 posted on 04/22/2013 5:44:24 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

We are in Lago Vista near Lake Travis. Our precinct votes 75% or higher for conservatives. Can’t beat that with a stick.


41 posted on 04/22/2013 5:55:38 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (President Bush took the war on terror to them, and 0 bummer brought it to our soil.)
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To: txhurl

Here is the dash cam video if you happened to miss it yesterday.

http://www.newsradioklbj.com/News/Story.aspx?ID=1943256


42 posted on 04/23/2013 5:27:41 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (President Bush took the war on terror to them, and 0 bummer brought it to our soil.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

. She is lucky this didn’t happen in Williamson county


If she had gone a half-mile in the other direction, it would have!


43 posted on 04/23/2013 8:04:03 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Resolute Conservative; Arrowhead1952

RC is the one who snatches all our rain ;)


44 posted on 04/23/2013 8:20:12 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

I wish. I live on a rock.


45 posted on 04/23/2013 9:12:16 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative; Arrowhead1952

So do we! We should meet at the Bluebonnet Cafe sometime. I like to get the Blue Pearl table.


46 posted on 04/23/2013 9:15:19 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl; Resolute Conservative

I heard a followup on this the other day. She was driving near Comanche Trail when she crossed into oncoming traffic on 620. She never was on Comanche.


47 posted on 04/23/2013 10:08:00 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (President Bush took the war on terror to them, and 0 bummer brought it to our soil.)
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To: txhurl

I haven’t been there in a while. I drove by the other day and saw all the construction and the feed store was gone.


48 posted on 04/23/2013 11:07:53 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Arrowhead1952

U hear about twin!


49 posted on 04/23/2013 12:50:44 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Yup, just heard it on the top of the hour. Wonder what is going on there.


50 posted on 04/23/2013 1:05:24 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (President Bush took the war on terror to them, and 0 bummer brought it to our soil.)
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