The Travis County sheriff’s office has suspended its investigation into a hit-and-run that happened the night of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg’s drunken driving arrest in April, and said Friday that no evidence ties her to the crime.
Lehmberg was charged with DWI on April 12 after deputies responded to a report that a Lexus sedan was driving erratically near RM 2222 and RM 620, near the scene of a hit-and-run also under investigation. In video and audio footage from that night, deputies can be heard questioning Lehmberg about the crash and discussing damage on a front corner of her car.
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Note: This story has been updated to include a statement by Rick Reed, the attorney behind one of the efforts to oust Lehmberg from office.