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Angela West, spouse of ex-Rep. Allen West, cleared of DWI cost in Texas

Angela West, the spouse of Republican Texas gubernatorial candidate Allen West, has been cleared of a DWI cost.

West, 61, had no traces of medication or alcohol in her system, regardless of being arrested final month for allegedly driving whereas intoxicated (DWI) along with her 3-month-old grandson within the automobile, the Dallas County District Legal professional’s Workplace mentioned, citing toxicology outcomes. 

George R. Milner, an lawyer representing West, mentioned the district lawyer’s workplace is not going to file costs towards her after “totally” reviewing all of the proof within the case, in keeping with a press release 

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West was stopped for a site visitors violation round 8:45 p.m. Aug. 20 by a Dallas police officer assigned to the DWI Squad, who suspected she was intoxicated and carried out a area sobriety take a look at on her. 

Angela West is seen in a police body camera image, Aug. 20, 2021. (Dallas Police Department)

Angela West is seen in a police physique digicam picture, Aug. 20, 2021. (Dallas Police Division)

After the sector take a look at, West was taken into custody and charged with “driving whereas intoxicated with a toddler underneath 15 years outdated,” the Dallas Police Division informed Fox Information.

Allen West, a former chairman of the Texas Republican Occasion who resigned earlier this 12 months to run for governor, known as the arrest “insidious” in a video he posted on Twitter final month. 

Within the video, West –  who can also be a former Florida congressman – mentioned he spoke to individuals who had been together with his spouse at a PF Chang’s restaurant earlier that night time and claimed they informed him she was consuming solely “water and lemonade.” He additionally blasted the Dallas Police Division for not letting him see his spouse or discuss to a supervisor concerning the arrest.

“The factor that upsets me probably the most is that they [Dallas police] took my spouse, arrested her, introduced her to jail, and left my grandson with two Dallas law enforcement officials,” West mentioned within the Twitter video. “Fortunately, they had been capable of get in touch with our youngest daughter, Austin, who was capable of go and choose up Jackson [West’s grandson] from two law enforcement officials on the facet of the street… I help the skinny blue line however that is insidious.”

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West additionally posted a photograph of his spouse’s receipt from PF Chang’s that appeared to point out no alcohol had been ordered. 

On Wednesday, his marketing campaign web site acknowledged the toxicology report proved the arrest was “unwarranted and baseless.”

“I stand by my assertion {that a} full apology to my spouse Angela is warranted. As effectively, the total unedited physique cam video ought to be launched by the Dallas PD Chief Garcia to the press and the general public. My spouse’s honor and status ought to have by no means been assailed,” West mentioned in a press release. 

Police launched sprint and physique digicam footage in a information convention just a few days after the arrest. Garcia wouldn’t say which portion, if any, she failed, FOX four of Dallas reported.

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The division launched a press release Wednesday saying it was “conscious of the lab outcomes coming from the toxicology report,” in keeping with the station.

“Due course of is assured to everybody, and Mrs. West isn’t any totally different. The officer made her choice based mostly on the data obtainable to her at the moment.  The aim of addressing the media and releasing the video footage of the suspected DUI arrest of Mrs. Angela West was to not show guilt or innocence, however to point out the interplay between the officer and Mrs. West due to the accusations relating to the encounter. The rest of the method lies within the palms of the District Legal professional’s workplace. We respect the final word the choice of the District Legal professional’s workplace and we are going to chorus from commenting additional,” the assertion added.

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