It was almost a month ago when The Insite first told you how bad the arrest and field sobriety test were handled by deputy constables during Mayor Bill White daughter’s arrest. Well it’s all starting to come out in the courtroom as my sources earlier confirmed. So the Insite hate to say I told you so, but I told you so…Even the rookie deputy constable admitted he made several mistakes. See the article below from the Houston Chronicle and my previous story posted several weeks ago:
A rookie Harris County deputy constable testified Monday he made mistakes during the arrest of Houston Mayor Bill White’s daughter on a driving while intoxicated charge last summer.
Elena Wells White, 17, was arrested about 11 p.m. July 31 in the 9800 block of Memorial, about a mile from her home. She’s charged with DWI, a misdemeanor. She pleaded not guilty Monday.
If the jury of six convicts her, she could receive probation up to 180 days in jail and up to a $2,000 fine. She has requested that the judge, County Court at Law No. 12 Judge Robin Brown, assess her punishment if she is convicted.
Mayor White said immediately after the arrest that it may have been a mistake. His wife, Andrea White, has said that police videos of the arrest do not appear to show that her daughter was drunk.
Pct. 5 Deputy Constable Nicholas Derkowski, who had been on the force for about two months when he arrested White, testified she smelled of alcohol, slurred her speech, stumbled and failed sobriety tests. She declined to take a breath test.
In response to questions from White’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, Derkowski testified he had made mistakes when he recorded the test, filled out his arrest report and administered to Elena White initial tests for intoxication, including eye movement exams.
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