AUSTIN -- Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg has been sentenced to jail for 45 days, and her license will be suspended for 180 days, after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated and an open container violation. The sentence is the harshest given by Travis County for a first time DWI offense.
[...]Authorities say she was extremely combative when under arrest, kicking and spitting on officers. At one point she had to be put into a restrained chair.Travis County is where Austin, the capital city of Texas, is located. Travis was noted as one of the 100 most liberal counties in America at #57 - ironically the number of Obama states and SecState Kerry's source of ketchup millions.
From YNN News:
A petition calling for the resignation of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg is making rounds online, adding to the list of troubles currently faced by the county’s top prosecutor.
Lehmberg was arrested in West Austin late Friday night for driving while intoxicated. She quickly admitted guilt—both to news cameras in front of her home and in a letter to Travis County Attorney David Escamilla—but said she has no plans of resigning.
The choice to leave the position may not be up to her, however. A 1987 state law says elected county officials can be removed from office for three reasons, one of which is intoxication caused by alcohol.
[...] Political interests are paying close attention to Lehmberg's situation. The holder of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office has long been of interest in Texas politics. The business of the Capitol falls under its jurisdiction, making Lehmberg and her office among the last bastions of political power held by a Democrat.