Central Texas DA Jailed for DWI Gets Early Release

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Central Texas prosecutor serving 45 days in jail after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated has been freed early due to good behavior.

Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was released early Thursday from jail in Austin.

Lehmberg was arrested April 12 following a report of a vehicle swerving in traffic. Her blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit for driving. Lehmberg served about half of the jail term ordered April 19 after she pleaded guilty to DWI.

The 63-year-old Lehmberg was also fined $4,000 fine and had her driver's license suspended for 180 days. Lehmberg has said she plans to seek professional treatment.

Critics have called for her resignation. The Travis County DA's office houses the integrity unit that prosecutes public corruption in Texas.

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