Local South Texas politician charged with third (felony) DWI
As John Nova Lomax reports for the Houston Press, a 53-year-old candidate for county commissioner (Jim Wells County) was arrested on Sunday for his third DWI, which should net him felony DWI charges, and shortly after the arrest he blew quadruple the legal limit for blood alcohol content.
As Lomax writes, the amount of alcohol in his system was within the range of causing death, as well as within blackout stage.
Unsurprisingly, Lomax doesn't seem sympathetic to the man's cause. Indeed, anyone running for political office will face harsher scrutiny from the reporters and the general public. Those who run for local office, just like those who run for president, won't be exempted.
But the man clearly made a mistake. He is also likely struggling with alcohol addiction. After all, Lomax reports that he was facing an arrest warrant for his second DWI when he was arrested for his third.
At the time of the arrest, police said that they saw him "loop-leggedly" tumbling out of his Dodge pickup at a stoplight.