A grand jury indicted Governor Rick Perry Friday for his attempts to remove Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg from office after she was arrested for driving while intoxicated last year in a case that made national headlines.
In April 2013, Lehmberg was arrested after a witness called 911, describing her as driving erratically, swerving back and forth into the bike lane, and into oncoming traffic. Officers at the scene reportedly found an open bottle of vodka in her car, and a blood sample obtained later that evening purportedly showed a blood alcohol level of 0.239—almost three times the legal limit—even that many hours later.
Not only did her arrest attracted headlines, but her belligerent behavior after she was brought to the police station—all captured on video tape—drew attention, as well. Lehmberg is seen blaming the police for destroying her political career, yelling and insulting them; demanding that they call Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton; sticking out her tongue; making faces; kicking at the door to her cell; and eventually getting restrained with leg irons, being strapped to a chair and wearing what is commonly referred to as a “spit mask,” which is usually used when a detainee is spitting or biting. To be fair, the video does not expressly show that happening, and Lehmberg’s defense attorney later claimed that the mask was used to “protect her identity.”
Official Dash Cam video of the DA's Sobriety Test:
It is amazing isn't it that people of her social stature think they are above the law. The officer was going out of his way to be fair to her.
Her political office as a public servant does not translate to social stature with privileged immunity (except in confused minds like hers).
Rick Perry wants to stop illegals from coming across the border of Texas and now the democraps are trying everything to put the heat on Perry.
Democrats know that if committing a crime could cost you your job in politics, most of them would be forced to resign.
Here is a photo that will make most people Stop Drinking! Warning, may cause heavy vomiting!
If her career is ruined, she did it all by herself. She should be thankful the police stopped her before she killed someone and she should be removed from her job. She should have resigned.
Left-wingers never seem to want to take personal responsibility for the bad choices they make which may bear negative consequences. If they experience something adverse as a result of what they've done, they seem to want to point fingers at somebody else instead of themselves - perfect example being Obama.
It's her own fault for not being in control. She is the captain of her own ship, and it's her own fault that she chose to do something stupid. Reading between the lines, I still believe the Dems are up to no good here and have targeted Rick Perry on purpose. If he was still a Dem, this never would have happened. It's all left-wing political crap.
It's a witch hunt, and a show of sleazy tactics by the Dems to try and (1) smear Rick Perry and tarnish both his reputation and chances of running for President in 2016, and (2) trying to sway the upcoming elections in their favor.
Of course the field sobriety test video isn't being uploaded. Deleted even on YouTube website.
I did get to see it as it was posted on Twitter last night.
It was justified!
Gov. Perry pissed the Dems off by sending his national guard troops to maintain the border. The U.S. gov't won't do anything about stopping the illegals so Gov. Perry has stepped in. Now the Dem's are using cheap tricks to stop him. The court should toss out these charges.
Ah, the video uploaded. I like it when an "alleged" law breaker always points the finger at the LEO. "You've ruined my career". No honey, YOU have ruined your own career. Take responsibility for your own actions. And I don't care if she were a dem or repub either.