Dash cam video of Travis Co. DA's arrest released

Dash cam video of Travis Co. DA's arrest released

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    The public is getting a first hand look at how the Travis County District Attorney acted the night she was arrested for DWI last Friday.
    The public is getting a first hand look at how the Travis County District Attorney acted the night she was arrested for DWI last Friday.
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    Travis County DA Lehmberg begins jail sentence

    Friday, April 19 2013 5:05 PM EDT2013-04-19 21:05:52 GMT
    Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg began a 45 day jail sentence on Friday after pleading guilty to a DWI.
    Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg began a 45 day jail sentence on Friday after pleading guilty to a DWI.

Rosemary Lehmberg's DWI arrest. You've seen what happened inside the jail, now we're getting a look at her actions along the roadway.

Dash camera video shows the Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg on the side off FM 620 swaying and stumbling while a witness describes her reckless driving to deputies.

Deputy: "She went into oncoming traffic?"

Witness: "She did."

As shown on this dash camera video, deputies escort Lehmberg to a paved lot to perform a sobriety test.

Deputy: "How much did you have to drink?"

Lehmberg: "I had a couple drinks."

Deputy: "What did you have?"

Lehmberg: "Vodka."

Deputy: "Straight vodka? Vodka cranberry something like that?"

Lehmberg: "Vodka and soda."

Lehmberg tells the deputy that she had those drinks at a friend's house off Enfield in Austin. Her story would later change at the jail.

Lehmberg from jail video released last Friday, "I went to a movie at Lakeway. I had a couple glasses of wine at the movie. That's all I had. I wasn't driving erratically. They pulled me over and it's not true."

Back to the dash camera video, Lehmberg gets ready to walk the line. She makes several attempts, often losing her balance and having to lean on deputies.

Lehmberg: "I'm fine. Leave me alone."

Deputy: "We don't want you to fall."

Lehmberg: "I just have a bad back."

The deputies go ahead and arrest her. She's then loaded into a patrol car headed for jail. She is not happy about it.

Lehmberg: "I don't care who you are but take these *$# damn handcuffs off me. Now! I mean like now! I am not drunk. I am not a criminal. I'm the *&$ damn district attorney!"

Lehmberg: "You better do something quick because I'm getting pissed off."

Sgt. Wayne Vincent, president of the Austin Police Association says after seeing the videos he feels Lehmberg should resign.

"This is law enforcement leadership having very little respect for people enforcing the laws. It's bad," Vincent said. "I don't think she can maintain any credibility with the law enforcement community after anybody sees those videos and sees her behavior. It's not about the DWI. It's about her behavior and her treatment of people she considers inferior."

A former assistant attorney general filed a petition in court for Lehmberg's resignation last week.

Lehmberg's attorney said on Friday that his client has no intentions of resigning.

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