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Prosecutor on the defense: Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg goes on trial for her job

Case could include testimony about her mental health, alcohol use, leadership traits.

By Ciara O'Rourke and Tony Plohetski - American-Statesman Staff

Almost eight months ago, Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was caught driving drunk, beginning a public drama that has included unexpected twists and turns and political sideshows that have stretched from her office to the state Capitol.

On the morning after her arrest, Lehmberg, serving her second term, seemed almost surprised when a TV reporter asked her outside her home if she would resign. She vowed she wouldn’t.

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