DALLAS (AP) — Former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is out of jail after being arrested on a family violence charge in Dallas.
Authorities say police arrested the 75-year-old Republican on Tuesday after officers responding to a disturbance call met a woman who said she was “physically assaulted.”
Jail records show Dewhurst was booked on a misdemeanor family violence charge and released on a $1,000 bond early Wednesday.
Dewhurst served 12 years as lieutenant governor before losing his bid for a fourth term in 2014.