If Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst intended to secure the quick release of his niece from a Dallas-area jail with a late-night phone call to police, it didn’t work, officials said Thursday.
Authorities said Ellen Bevers, an elementary school teacher whom Dewhurst described in the call as the daughter-in-law of his step-sister, was booked into the Allen city jail on shoplifting charges Aug. 3 and was not released until the next day, when she posted bond at the Collin County Jail.
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