A Texas state representative has been charged with DWI after driving his black C7 Corvette Grand Sport underneath the rear end of a minivan Friday night.
Watch the video of the arrest on this post by The Montgomery County Police Reporter as Dan Huberty, a Houston Republican representing House District 127, goes without incident into a police vehicle.
Deputies for the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office responded to the 9 p.m. crash that occurred at FM 1314 and Valley Ranch.
Video from the scene shows the front clip of the Corvette badly scraped as crews began the process of transporting the vehicle to an impoundment lot.
Reports say that Huberty ran a red light, then crashed into the rear end of the minivan, causing minor injuries to its three occupants.
Huberty failed a sobriety test at the scene and told officers he was returning from the legislative session in Austin. According to the Texas State Constitution, Article 3, Section 14- Sec. 14. PRIVILEGE FROM ARREST DURING LEGISLATIVE SESSION. Senators and Representatives shall, except in cases of treason, felony, or breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during the session of the Legislature, and in going to and returning from the same. (Amended Nov. 2, 1999.) (TEMPORARY TRANSITION PROVISIONS for Sec. 14: See Appendix, Note 1.).
Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon told deputies to go ahead and arrest Huberty and transport him to the Montgomery County Jail for DWI as he believes Huberty’s actions represented a breach of the peace. Huberty bonded out of jail early Saturday morning.
According to his biography, Huberty has been active with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Students Against Drunk Driving campaigns for nearly 20 years.
Huberty issued a public apology Saturday on Facebook: “Last night I was driving under the influence and involved in a minor automobile accident in Montgomery County. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. I regret my actions and apologize to my constituents and my family. I am seeking treatment options to begin today.”
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