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State Rep. Arrested For DWI In Austin After Auto-Pedestrian Crash
A Texas State Representative was arrested for driving while intoxicated early Thursday morning near Downtown Austin after crashing into a car -- slamming it into a bicyclist.
Police say 34-year-old State Rep. Naomi Renee Gonzalez, D-El Paso (District 76), is charged with driving while intoxicated.
It happened at Congress Avenue and Barton Springs Road. Police say a Fiat sedan was hit from behind by a BMW sedan driven by Gonzalez. That collision caused the Fiat to hit a cyclist directly in front.
The cyclist and Gonzalez were transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and a passenger in the BMW was taken to a South Austin hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Austin police say Gonzalez's blood was drawn. Lab results are pending and additional charges are possible.
Gonzalez was first elected in 2010 and serves on a House ethics committee.
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(AP contributed to this report.)