Texas DA Convicted Of DWI Not Tied To Hit-And-Run

Rosemary Lehmberg (File)

AUSTIN (June 15, 2013)—Authorities say there’s no evidence that Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who was convicted of driving while intoxicated, was involved in a hit-and-run accident that happened on the same night that she was arrested.

Lehmberg was arrested April 12 following a report of a vehicle that was 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 45 days in jail.

The Travis County sheriff's office investigated whether Lehmberg had hit another vehicle, but sheriff's office spokesman Roger Wade told the Austin American-Statesman that 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.