Mike Krusee, Republican chairman of the Texas House Transportation Committee, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Texas late Wednesday.
Krusee was stopped by a Texas DPS trooper for driving erratically in
northwest Austin. His vehicle registration was also expired. The
officer noticed a strong smell of alcohol and had Krusee performed a
field sobriety test, which he reportedly failed.
Krusee was booked at the Williamson County jail on the charge of drunk
driving in Texas. He refused to submit to a breath test, and under
Texas DWI law his driver’s license was suspended for 180 days. With a
first offense misdemeanor DWI, the state lawmaker could be facing
probation to 180 days in jail plus fines.
Krusee has represented the Round Rock area of the metropolitan Austin
area since 1993. He is a close political ally of Governor Rick Perry.
Krusee sponsored legislation that led to the state’s toll-road system,
and the law’s language includes a driver responsibility program that
calls for a $1000 surcharge for first time offenders convicted of
Driving While Intoxicated in Texas.
If you have been charged with a DWI in Central Texas you will need to hire a DWI lawyer in Austin.