Lesbian DA Rosemary Lehmberg apologizes for weekend DWI arrest

Posted on 15 Apr 2013 at 11:29am
Rosemary Lehmberg

Rosemary Lehmberg

Lesbian Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was arrested over the weekend for driving while intoxicated after drivers reported her swerving into multiple lanes of traffic.

Sheriff deputies arrested her in a church parking lot early Saturday morning after she refused breath and field sobriety tests. Deputies found an open vodka bottle in her front passenger seat  and she allegedly admitted to having two vodka drinks earlier in the evening, KHOU reports.

Lehmberg told media outlets that she’d had a rough week and didn’t deny the charges against her, later releasing a statement apologizing for her actions.

“I am truly sorry to have let the citizens of Travis County down,” the statement reads. “I deeply regret my actions and take full responsibility. As I continue to carry out my responsibilities as district attorney, I hope that the community will forgive my mistake.”

Lehmberg, who won her second term last year, said she plans to plead guilty to the charge but still remain in office.

As Travis County DA, Lehmberg is over the Public Integrity Unit, which is responsible for investigating wrongdoing by state officials.

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