Meet Rosemary Lehmberg, Travis County District Attorney (And Drunk Driver)
August 15, 2014 - 7:11 pm
This is the footage of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg’s arrest.
She was busted for drunk driving on April 12, 2013. She denied that she was driving drunk.
There was an open bottle of vodka in Lehmberg’s car on the night of her arrest, in violation of the state’s open container law.
In the video, Lehmberg taunts the arresting officers and even threatens them. One of the officers describes action that took place off camera, in which Lehmberg kicked doors and acted violently.
Lehmberg pleaded guilty to drunk driving, but refused to resign as Travis County DA. She remains the DA to this day.
The Travis County DA’s office, incredibly, runs the Public Integrity Unit — which has statewide jurisdiction.
Gov. Perry’s veto threat concerned that office, and restoring its image after Lehmberg’s arrest and refusal to step down.
Perry has been indicted by a special prosecutor answering to Lehmberg, for trying to restore the Public Integrity Unit’s image.
See the video on the next page.