The Texas State Legislature’s “Freshman of the Year,” Democratic Rep. Victoria Neave, was arrested for driving while intoxicated last week.
The state representative crashed her vehicle into a tree, per local news reports.
Neave was slurring her words and repeatedly “invoked the 5th amendment.”
Check it out (via Free Beacon):
State Rep. Victoria Neave, a freshman in the legislature representing parts of Dallas, was “staggering” and “uncooperative” with police, according to the report.
She refused to take a field sobriety test and repeatedly said to officers while slurring her words that she was “invoking my 5th amendment rights.”
“I love you and I will fight for you and I’m invoking my 5th amendment rights,” she slurred repeatedly, according to the report.
Neave was in headlines earlier this year for participating in a hunger strike to combat the state’s sanctuary city bill.
She was chosen as “freshman of the year” just last week.
The local sheriff—Democrat Lupe Valdez, who’s “had her own stand-offs with Texas Republicans”—allowed Neave to leave through a back entrance of the jail so as to avoid reporters.
Just this past weekend, Neave participated in a safe driving event.
— Victoria Neave (@Victoria4Texas) June 3, 2017