District Attorney, Rosemary Lehmberg, Pleads Guilty to DWI
Austin News reported that Rosemary Lehmberg, the district attorney for Travis County in Texas, will plead guilty to DWI and will accept any punishment the court hands down. Lehmberg, who is 63 years old, was arrested this past Friday approximately at 11 p.m. Sheriff officials stopped her near FM 620 in West Austin, Texas. Several bystanders stated that she was driving recklessly and swerving into other road lanes. She was arrested and charged for a DWI, but released on a bond the following morning.
It was noted that Lehmberg wrote a letter to the courts stating: “Please accept this as my Plea of Guilt to the Charge of Driving While Intoxicated…I enter this unconditional Plea without request for delay, without legal argument by counsel, without any plea bargain, and without any request for leniency or consideration of any type.”
Lehmberg has been district attorney since 2009 and was re-elected in November 2012. Her term lasts till 2016. However, the Texas Local Government Code states three main reasons why an elected district attorney might be removed from office: incompetency, official misconduct, and intoxication on or off duty caused by drinking an alcoholic beverage.