It appears 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke is lying about not fleeing the scene after he was pulled over for DWI in 1998:
For the first time, @byjayroot has tracked down the officers at the scene of Beto O’Rourke’s 1998 DWI crash. They stand by their report that he tried to flee the scene, which O’Rourke denies. https://t.co/tjCBniJdS7
— Emily Ramshaw (@eramshaw) April 24, 2019
This would be better if the investigating officer and his supervisor remembered the incident, but nevertheless, they’re standing by the report. From the Texas Tribune:
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.
“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.”
Exit question: How hard was it to track these guys down a few months back?
— Kyle Sisk (@kylesisk1) April 24, 2019
Better late than never we guess:
“For the first time”. So convenient couldn’t be bothered to do this during O’Rourkes last race. Wonder why that would be 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/fakJ06jXA5
— Chris Wilson (@WilsonWPA) April 24, 2019
'On the brink of endorsing Beto'? Guy Benson spots Dana Perino in a very compromising situation [pic] https://t.co/kSDeY0ks23
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 22, 2019
Beto O'Rourke says Trump incited 'hatred and violence' against Ilhan Omar — and then echoes Omar's lie about Trump https://t.co/UUKzsceoKK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 17, 2019