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Revisiting Beto’s 1998 DWI Crash and Arrest….and Attempt To Flee The Scene?


Remember this?

I bet you may not have even heard of it because the MSM does not want you to know about it.

Good thing we’re here.

In light of Robert Francis O’Rourke attacking President Trump this week and claiming some sort of moral superiority over him, we thought now might be a good time to take a walk down memory lane with Robert.

So consider this Part 3 in our 3-part Beto series.

In case you missed the first two installments, here you go:

Revisiting Beto’s Sick “Murder Fantasy” About Running Over Two Children With His Car

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And now I give you installment #3.

And I guess we're going full circle here, because in the first article we talked about Beto's "murder fantasy" writing where we wrote about wanting to run over two small kids because they were happy and he wanted to take that happyness from them.

Sick stuff.

Flash forward to 1998 and we have not fiction but real life Beto behind the wheel and arrested for DWI and very serious allegations:


The Houston Chronicle had more:

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke has long owned up to his drunken driving arrest 20 years ago, describing it in a Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News op-ed piece earlier this week as a “serious mistake for which there is no excuse.”

Although the arrest has been public knowledge, police reports of the September 1998 incident - when the Democratic Senate candidate had just turned 26 - show that it was a more serious threat to public safety than has previously been reported.

State and local police reports obtained by the Chronicle and Express-News show that O’Rourke was driving drunk at what a witness called “a high rate of speed” in a 75 mph zone on Interstate 10 about a mile from the New Mexico border. He lost control and hit a truck, sending his car careening across the center median into oncoming lanes. The witness, who stopped at the scene, later told police that O’Rourke had tried to drive away from the scene.

O'Rourke recorded a 0.136 and 0.134 on police breathalyzers, above a blood-alcohol level of 0.10, the state legal limit at the time. He was arrested at the scene and charged with DWI, but completed a court-approved diversion program and had the charges dismissed.

In a statement Thursday, O’Rourke did not address the witness account of his alleged attempt to flee.

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"I drove drunk and was arrested for a DWI in 1998,” O’Rourke said. “As I've publicly discussed over the last 20 years, I made a serious mistake for which there is no excuse."

That and a separate arrest for jumping a fence at a University of Texas-El Paso facility have long been a matter of record in O’Rourke’s public life, both on the El Paso City Council and in Congress. But the unexplained details of the crash and DWI in Anthony, a suburb about 20 miles north of El Paso that borders New Mexico, could now emerge as a potential attack point in his quest to unseat Texas Republican Ted Cruz.

The Cruz campaign declined to comment Thursday on the police report. Recent polls have shown the two candidates in an ever-tightening race, with O’Rourke enjoying a large fundraising advantage built on small dollar donations. O’Rourke has also disavowed money from political action committees, giving his longshot bid the aura of a grassroots campaign free of special interest influence.

Neither arrest has factored significantly into O’Rourke’s political career, though both were used against him in his successful 2012 campaign against former El Paso Congressman Silvestre Reyes in a predominantly Hispanic district.

O’Rourke has long characterized the incidents as youthful indiscretions in which he showed “poor judgement.”

A .316 and this guy thinks he's the moral authority over President Trump?

Are you kidding me?

The Texas Tribune has also covered the story, including witnesses who stated they thought Beto was trying to flee the scene:

The former police officer who arrested Beto O’Rourke for driving drunk in 1998, along with the sergeant who signed the incident report, both say they believe now what they reported at the time: that O’Rourke tried to leave the scene of the wreck he caused.

O’Rourke admits he was intoxicated and says there is no justification for his actions, but he has denied that he tried to flee.

"Beto's DWI is something he has long publicly and openly addressed over the last 20 years at town halls, on the debate stage, during interviews and in Op-Eds, calling it a serious mistake for which there is no excuse," said O'Rourke spokesman Chris Evans. "This has been widely and repeatedly reported on."

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Neither the investigating officer, Richard Carrera, nor his former supervisor, Gary Hargrove, specifically recalls the events of that night more than 20 years ago. But both of the former Anthony Police Department officers told The Texas Tribune they have no doubt the report they compiled and signed is accurate.

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“I believe we have contradicting stories here,” said Carrera, who arrested the 26-year-old O’Rourke and took him to a police station to undergo a breath test. “I stand by my report.”

Carrera, 49, said after reading the police report, in which an unnamed witness claimed O’Rourke tried to flee in his Volvo, he has “no doubt that he tried to leave the scene.”

Narrative from Beto O'Rourke's 1998 DWI arrest report.Narrative from Beto O'Rourke's 1998 DWI arrest report.  Anthony, Texas Police Department

Hargrove, 71, oversaw the crash scene but does not remember being there. However, he said he believes what his officers told him about the two-vehicle collision that occurred in Anthony, a tiny town near the Texas-New Mexico border west of El Paso.

Hargrove said the report, which he reread after the Houston Chronicle published itlast year, shows O’Rourke “struck the [other] car from the rear and he ended up in the median pointed the wrong way, and he took that as his chance to get away.”

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“He did something to lead the officers to believe that he was trying to get away,” Hargrove said. “What they put down, I believed them.”

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