The Austin American Statesman reported that an Austin police commander was arrested and charged with drunken driving Sunday night after he crashed his car into a ditch at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Cmdr. James O’Leary, 61, who supervises the department’s training division, was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Sunday and booked into the Travis County Jail about 90 minutes later, authorities said. He was released on bail Monday afternoon.
Assistant Police Chief David Carter said O’Leary has been placed on restricted duty pending the outcome of the criminal and internal investigations into the accident. O’Leary could not be reached for comment Monday.
Airport spokeswoman Leslie Schneiweiss said O’Leary crashed his white 1995 Lincoln Town Car into a ditch near a parking lot on Presidential Boulevard. Read the rest of this entry »