Texas State Rep. Naomi Gonzalez released from jail after serving DWI sentence

Courtesy Austin Police Department
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 1:13pm

Texas State Representative Naomi Gonzalez has been released from the Travis County Jail in downtown Austin after serving seven days of her fourteen day DWI sentence.

Gonzalez was sentenced to fourteen days in jail on Friday in a Travis County Courtroom. She began serving her sentence at 8:40 p.m. Friday, May 2 and was released at 5:19 a.m. Thursday, May 8 according to the Travis County Sheriff's Department spokesperson, Roger Wade.

According to Wade, Gonzalez was credited with one day served from the night of her arrest in March 2013 by the judge presiding over the case. The remaining time off of her sentence was state mandated for good behavior.

Gonzalez is now in the final months of representing House District 76 in El Paso's Central and Lower Valley after failing to garner enough votes in the primary Democratic race in March.

Former State Rep. Norma Chavez and Cesar Blanco, who is the former chief of staff for U.S. Representative Pete Gallego are in a run-off for the position. Early voting begins May 19 and runs through May 23. Election day is set for Tuesday, May 27.


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