Skip to comments.(Video) Travis County DA sentenced to 45 days for DWI Newsroom
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.
Travis County == Austin, right?
Turn about is fair play. Enjoy.
Assume that as it’s Austin and no mention of party affiliation she’s a Dem.
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.
Of course she’s a Dem
Here is her Facebook page
Someone grab bf it goes down. My work is done for now gotta go
I would hope this beast could be forced out of office.
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.
"I'm having a bad day."
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
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.
Maybe she realized he was a Republican, in which case she was justified. At least, in the eyes of her fellow party members.
If she's actually been doing her job, that is....
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.
“I’m having a bad day.” ....Or a bad half century?
I was hoping it was Ronny Earl. Is he still DA?
No, he has been gone for several years.
(Ronnie) Earle (Travis County DA) Announces Retirement
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.
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?
The usual first offense DWI here in Texas is a lot more for us little people.
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.
Not a hard call with respect to guilt...
Rosemary; Getting dumped by your girlfriend sucks, but don’t go on a bender because of it. Might cost you your job.
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.
There are still a few of us that grab one for the road. I have done that coming home from work now and then.
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.
Good gravy... she was driving in the oncoming lanes while on Comanche?
She HAS to resign.
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.)
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.
Yes, she was on the wrong side of the road on Comanche near the Oasis.
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.
So how do we go about replacing her once we get her to resign? I have a little free time on my hands :)
I am out past you a bit built have to come south on occasion.
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.
You must be in the Marble Falls area with SGT Sam.
Back northeast a bit from there. NW Williamson Co.
We are in Lago Vista near Lake Travis. Our precinct votes 75% or higher for conservatives. Can’t beat that with a stick.
Here is the dash cam video if you happened to miss it yesterday.
. She is lucky this didnt happen in Williamson county
RC is the one who snatches all our rain ;)
I wish. I live on a rock.
So do we! We should meet at the Bluebonnet Cafe sometime. I like to get the Blue Pearl table.
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.
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.
U hear about twin!
Yup, just heard it on the top of the hour. Wonder what is going on there.