Meet Rosemary Lehmberg. She’s a graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law and has held the elected position of District Attorney in Travis County, Texas, since 2009. Lehmberg was recently honored with receiving the one of the most lengthy jail sentences on record in the county for a first-time DWI offender without a previous criminal history. Video from the night of her arrest shows the county’s first-ever female DA acting with less charm than you’d expect from a Southern belle of her political clout.
KXAN, the local news station in Austin, Texas, has an informative report on Lehmberg’s arrest:
On the day Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was sentenced to 45 days in jail for driving while intoxicated, video released from the night she was arrested shows jailers having to restrain her for resisting their commands to cooperate.
The security video taken from a camera mounted on the cell’s ceiling was made public Friday by the Travis County Attorney’s office. It also shows Lehmberg handcuffed from behind, slumped on a stool and crying. Other video taken with a hand-held camera shows her arguing before being restrained.
We’ve got the video for you to see, courtesy of KXAN. Note that these videos auto-roll into the next film segment when played, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. Just click pause to stop the footage.
Here, you can see DA Lehmberg crying, shrieking with rage, stomping her feet while having a temper tantrum like a two-year-old, and kicking her cell door in a pair of flip flops — obviously très classe:
After she was caught misbehaving, a cadre of officers stormed DA Lehmberg’s cell to restrain her:
Here’s DA Lehmberg, apparently a little more coherent, lamenting the fact that her career’s been ruined:
Sorry, but DA Lehmberg’s only got herself to blame for her career being ruined. It just goes to show that everything’s bigger in Texas, including the offenders’ egos and sense of entitlement. With this DA as a model, woe unto thee if you aspire to become an attorney like Elle Woods in the Longhorn State.