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:
What else could it be?
That women's drunk and digging herself a hole very deep hole. The cop gave her all the chances...Semper Fi Nam 66-67
Typical LOSER Demonrat response!!!!! I'm gonna sue you for telling me to shape up, or ship out
This classy lawyer lady, dressed to the "nines" in her stunning Sunday-go-to-meetin’ outfit, was simply showing all the signs of her approaching senior years. At 63, several of her gross motor skills are just starting to get a little rusty ... her arms, her feet, her legs, her hands, her balance, her mouth and several more; all of which are self-evident to any trained observer in the video. I'm sure her doctor prescribed a couple (only 2, no more) glasses of red wine at the end of every working day in court, to ease the debilitating pain in her failing left hip. Sadly she was fresh out of Red Wine (finished it up at lunch) and substituted an old bottle of vodka she just happened to have rolling around in her trunk. Therefore, she was just driving herself home from work, minding her own business and causing nobody any trouble; when some recalcitrant local tramp with a cell phone recognized her as the local District Attorney, and called in a totally false police report. Obviously that person had a vendetta against her from a prior court date. Those two local STORM TROOPERS were clearly guilty of committing Elder-Abuse and of providing unrequested standing-upright assistance and should BOTH be indicted for same, locked up forever and the key thrown away. IS THERE NO JUSTICE IN TEXAS ANY LONGER? Where was Eric Holder when she needed him; doesn’t she have him on retainer? God save us all.
Remember: Their ideology trumps everything else. And that would also include, race.
The Democrat DA stacked the County Grand Jury with Democrats...of course she got an indictment.
Doesn't make sense to give 7.5 million to a drunk to control. Liberal attorneys force to work for a living instead of feeding from the State trough.
There was a coyote that came after Perry, and it did not fare well either.
If you think this is "something new", you don't know about a certain still sitting judge in East Tennessee that has gotten a reputation for his public drunkenness, that every cop in the county knows where he lives because they have had to take him home to "sober up"! His reputation was so public and well-known, that the Court of the Judiciary in Nashville finally had to "do something" about him - like threaten to remove him from the Bench and force him to relinquish his "silent partner" status in a local BAR. He would get drunk at the Bar, but put his drinking buddies behind bars the next day in court for doing the same thing he was doing with them the night before!
Some say he was noticeably drunk in court, to the point of falling to sleep during testimony in court!
Rumor has it that he has sobered up, but the reputation still stands, and he keeps getting re-elected every time his name comes up for staying or leaving!
Yes, folks, that name-recognition deal has some people really fooled!