Austin Area DPS Regional Coordinator Arrested for DWI


The Texas Department of Public Safety regional director for the Austin-area was arrested for driving while intoxicated early Thursday morning.

Austin police say Richard Lee Hooks, 57, was arrested at around 4:24 a.m. in the 1000 block of Hwy 183, close to the Hwy 71 intersection right next to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Hooks is the Region 7 (Capital Area) coordinator for DPS, according to their website. Before that he was the Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator with the Corpus Christi Fire Department.

This arrest comes a month after Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg's DWI arrest last month.

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