Former animal shelter volunteers who have called for Animal Control director Diane Mollaghan’s ouster for a month — much to the dismay of county commissioners who felt they were overstepping their bounds — might finally get their wish.
Mollaghan was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, her second such arrest in six years, putting her future at the shelter in doubt. Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape said commissioners will meet Friday to discuss Mollaghan’s future. “A second conviction brings more severe penalties so by code it may be difficult for her to fulfill her duties,” said Pape after Monday’s commissioners’ meeting. While Mollaghan’s arrest was not publicly discussed, Pape and Commissioner Gary Snowden expressed concern.
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