Statesman In-Depth: Lehmberg Case
District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg testified Tuesday that she has struggled with alcohol but that she is seeking help and wants the opportunity to finish her four-year term as the top felony prosecutor in Travis County.
“When I retire, I don’t want to be drunk,” she said on the stand Tuesday, the second day of a trial that could lead to her ouster.
Lehmberg held back tears as she read a public apology she issued shortly after her April 12 drunken driving arrest and testified that she was burdened with the stress of what she called a “hateful and contentious” re-election campaign. The physical pain of a chronic back condition also plagued her, she said.