State Senator Charles J. Schwertner arrested on drunk driving charges

Austin, Texas – Texas State Senator Charles J. Schwertner from Georgetown was arrested in Austin and charged with drunk driving (DWI), according to prison records.

Accordingly KVUE’s Senior Investigative Reporter Tony PlohetskiSchwertner, 52, was arrested and charged overnight with a DWI in Austin.

Schwertner was arrested by the Austin Police Department (APD) at 12:46 am Tuesday, February 7 near Avenue B and West 45th Street. He was checked into the Travis County Jail at 2:12 a.m

The DWI charge is a Class B misdemeanor. According to APD spokesman Brandon Jones, Schwertner has yet to see a judge set his bail.

Accordingly Report of the Texas TribuneSchwertner has struggled with other scandals in the past. In 2018, he was accused of sending sexually explicit photos of his genitals to a graduate student at the University of Texas. He denied the allegations, explaining that someone else sent the messages through his LinkedIn account and another privacy phone messaging app he owns.

A UT investigation described Schwertner as uncooperative and did not acquit him of wrongdoing. However, the university concluded that it could not prove the transmission of the texts by Schwertner.

After allegations of sexual harassment, Schwertner resigned as chair of the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

This is an evolving story. Check for updates again.

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