Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Sen. Charles Schwertner’s Arrest


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today:

”Early yesterday morning I was informed by my staff of the DWI arrest of Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown. This is the second time in two sessions a member of the legislature has been arrested for DWI.

“There is zero excuse for driving under the influence and putting lives in danger, in particular by a member of the legislature whose conduct should be held to a higher standard.

“I will await the final outcome of this issue in court before making any further statement on the matter.”