Crash victims launch petition, ask state Rep. Gonzalez to step down

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Posted on March 22, 2013 at 7:59 PM

AUSTIN -- According to the El Paso Times, two victims in a crash that led to a state representative's DWI arrest have started a petition asking for her to step down.

Chloe Stagner and Shane Pedraza told the newspaper they decided to launch the web page after seeing El Paso Democrat Naomi Gonzalez apologize to her fellow lawmakers earlier this week. The petition has about 180 signatures so far.

Some members of the House gave Gonzalez a standing ovation after that speech on Monday.   

"I made a mistake, and I am deeply, deeply sorry for it," Gonzalez said during her speech.

Stagner and Pedraza tell The Times they're upset that they have yet to receive an apology from Gonzalez . They said they have not heard from her at all.

Another passenger in Stagner's car, and a cyclist were injured in the chain reaction crash.

Police say Gonzalez had a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit.

Click here to see the petition.

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