Continuing Coverage: Lehmberg Civil trial
Capping an eight-month saga that has captivated the public, a judge ruled Wednesday that Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg can keep her job after a drunken driving arrest, bad behavior in jail and, most recently, a civil case to force her from office.
Following three days of testimony that aired her drinking habits and physical ailments, visiting Judge David Peeples of San Antonio said he wouldn’t remove Lehmberg as the top felony prosecutor in the county.
After the ruling was read Wednesday, Lehmberg held back tears as she hugged her supporters.
Outside the courtroom, she again apologized for her conduct the night she was taken into custody, and she pledged to do everything in her power to “make sure there’s never a repeat.”