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Texas State Lawmaker Arrested For Drunk Driving After Striking Stopped Car

Oliveira apologized for his actions

Brownsville Police Department
State representative Rene Oliveira was arrested over the weekend on drunk driving charges.

Police in South Texas say a state lawmaker has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his vehicle struck a car stopped at a traffic light.

Brownsville police say Democratic state Rep. Rene Oliveira was released Saturday from the Cameron County jail after being arrested the night before at his home.

Police said in a statement to The Brownsville Herald that a motorist reported that her vehicle was struck by a Cadillac. The driver of the Cadillac gave her a business card and told her “he would take care of everything.” The card belonged to Oliveira.

Officers went to his home and, after finding a damaged Cadillac, placed him in custody.

Oliveira issued a statement apologizing for his actions and said he’ll accept any consequences.

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