Sheriff's office suspending Lehmberg investigation

Sheriff's office suspending Lehmberg investigation

Sheriff's office suspending Lehmberg investigation

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on June 14, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 14 at 4:59 PM

TRAVIS COUNTY -- The Travis County Sheriff's Office is suspending its investigation into Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg's potential association with a hit-and-run accident the same night she was arrested for DWI.

According to sheriff's office spokesperson Roger Wade, "The investigation into the leaving the scene collision is still an open case but has been suspended pending new leads."

The sheriff's office reopened the case following an outcry by Jeff Van Gorp, 22, an Army soldier stationed in at Ft. Hood in Killeen. He says he and his friend were clipped by an on-coming SUV along FM 620 around the same time Lehmberg was driving by that April 12 evening.

Wade contends that Van Gorp reported the hit-and-run vehicle as an SUV, not a Lexus like Lehmberg's, and that Van Gorp never gave a license plate number.

"It was an SUV. She wasn't driving an SUV. We are going back and have been since mid-April, looked at her vehicle for evidence to see if she was involved. We have not found anything so far," Wade told KVUE on Wednesday. "There has been no evidence recovered linking Rosemary Lehmberg's vehicle to leaving the scene of the collision.

Wade reported that same lack of evidence Friday.

Wade asks that anyone with information concerning other vehicles that may be involved, please contact the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.

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