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2:24 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

El Paso Legislator Arrested On Drunk Driving Charges

Authorities say Democratic state. Rep. Naomi Gonzalez has been arrested on charges of drunk driving.

Austin police spokesman Jermaine Kilgore said the El Paso lawmaker was arrested Thursday after rear-ending another car around 2 a.m. near downtown. He says the other car struck by Gonzalez's BMW was then pushed into a bicyclist. Kilgore said both Gonzalez and the bicyclist were transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Records show Gonzalez remained in Travis County jail Thursday afternoon. Aides at her Capitol office declined to immediately comment.

The 34-year-old Gonzalez was first elected in 2010 and serves on a House ethics committee.


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