Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Krusee will go to trial for drunk driving charge

Krusee’s drunken driving case going to trial

August 20, 2008

By Isadora Vail
Austin American-Statesman
Copyright 2008

Rep. Mike Krusee, R-Williamson County, will go to trial for his drunken driving charge on Nov. 17.

Krusee’s attorney, Jason Nassour, said Krusee was in Utah speaking to state legislators and was not able to attend the court hearing this morning. He said Krusee was not required to be in court, and Nassour entered a not guilty plea for his client.

Visiting Judge Chuck Miller, filling in for County Judge Suzanne Brooks, set the case for pre-trial on Oct. 7 and trial on Nov. 17.

Krusee was arrested April 30 after a trooper saw Krusee’s car swerving on U.S. 183, according to an arrest affidavit. He failed field sobriety tests and refused a breath and blood test, according to the affidavit.

Krusee carried and passed legislation in 2003 that created the “driver responsibility program” to help fund the Texas Mobility Fund. That program included a number of surcharges for driving offenses, including $1,000 for a first conviction of driving while intoxicated.

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