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Amid questions about her pay while in jail, Lehmberg announces nonprofit donation

By Ciara O'Rourke - American-Statesman Staff

After one of Rosemary Lehmberg’s chief critics raised questions about her pay while in jail for three weeks for driving while intoxicated, the Travis County district attorney said Wednesday she plans to donate the equivalent ofwhat she earned while incarcerated to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Lehmberg also said that she made a “huge mistake” in April, when she was charged with DWI. After pleading guilty, she was sentenced to 45 days in jail but was released in about half that time for good behavior.

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