Thursday, May 01, 2008

Krusee loses control

Leading Toll Road Proponent Arrested for Drunk Driving

Krusee is not running for re-election

May 1, 2008

By Jim Forsyth
Copyright 2008

The road has just gotten a lot rockier for one of the state's major proponents of toll roads, 1200 WOAI's Michael Board has learned.

State Rep. Mike Krusee, a Republican from Round Rock, was arrested by Texas State Troopers early this morning for drunk driving.

Michael reports a trooper saw Krusee's car 'moving erratically' through north Austin.

Krusee, who chairs the House Transportation Committee, has been Governor Perry's key leader in the legislature on issues like the Trans Texas Corridor and the construction of toll roads.

He has clashed frequently with anti-toll groups, and unlike his Senate counterpart, Democrat John Carona, Krusee has been a constant and solid backer of toll roads writing the 2003 law that opened the door for toll road construction in Texas.

Troopers said Krusee also had an expired vehicle registration. Because he refused a breathalyzer test, by a law Krusee helped pass, his license is automatically suspended for 180 days. He was released from the Williamson County Jail this morning after posting a $1,000 bond.

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