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The spouse of Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Allen West was arrested in Dallas County for allegedly driving whereas intoxicated Friday evening, based on the Dallas Police Division and West himself.
Angela Graham-West, 61, was driving house from dinner at P.F. Changs together with her three-month-old grandson when she was pulled over and arrested for a suspected DWI. She was charged with driving whereas intoxicated with a toddler underneath 15 years outdated.
Graham-West was launched from jail round 1 p.m. Saturday, based on West, who posted a video on Instagram early Saturday morning from the Dallas County jail. Within the video, West angrily denied his spouse had been consuming.
West, the previous head of the Texas Republican Get together, stated he had been in Waco having dinner with Ted Nugent when he returned to Dallas to search out his spouse had been arrested.
He stated in the video that he had spoken with individuals who had dinner along with his spouse and grandson who informed him she solely had water and lemonade. West offered a photograph of the receipt to the Tribune, which reveals a lemonade, however lists no alcoholic drinks.
Within the video, West stated he was particularly offended that his grandson was left on the facet of the highway with a police officer whereas officers took his spouse to jail.
“I help the skinny blue line, however that is insidious,” West stated. “They put my grandson in danger, at jeopardy, left him with a few law enforcement officials and carted his grandmother to jail and he or she had water and lemonade… I’m past furious.”
Dallas police stated in a press release to the Tribune that they stopped Graham-West within the 2300 block of West Northwest Freeway at 8:44 p.m. and that the officer “had causes to consider the driving force could also be intoxicated.”
Police stated Graham-West went via a subject sobriety take a look at, “which subsequently led to her arrest for DWI.”
In a textual content message to the Tribune, Allen West stated his spouse was stopped for failing to make use of a flip sign to alter lanes however had “no points” with subject sobriety or breathalyzer assessments. He stated she refused a blood take a look at, however an officer bought a warrant for it.
Dallas police stated West’s grandson was launched to his father. West stated his daughter and her husband picked up his grandson from the automotive on the facet of the highway.
West announced he was running for governor on July 4, a number of days earlier than resigning his place with the state social gathering to begin his problem to Gov. Greg Abbott, a fellow Republican.
Graham-West ran for Garland Metropolis Council earlier this 12 months, however didn’t advance to the runoff election.
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