Travis County DA convicted of DWI not tied to hit-and-run

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The Associated Press

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 1:17 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Officials say there is no evidence that a Central Texas prosecutor who was convicted of driving while intoxicated was involved in a hit-and-run accident that happened the same night she was arrested.

Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was arrested April 12 following a report of a vehicle swerving in traffic. Her blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit for driving. She pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and served about half of a 45-day jail sentence.

The Travis County sheriff’s office had investigated whether Lehmberg had hit another vehicle.

But sheriff’s office spokesman Roger Wade tells the Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/11CZR2L ) Lehmberg’s car could not have damaged the other vehicle. The sheriff’s office has ended its investigation in the case.

Lehmberg’s refusal to step down has stirred controversy.

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