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State Rep. Neave Arrested

State Representative Victoria Neave (D-Dallas) was arrested last night for driving while intoxicated, according to the Texas Tribune.

The Tribune reports that Neave was booked into the Dallas County Jail at 3:30am, four hours after police received a call regarding a car striking a tree in the Lakewood neighborhood. She was released this morning at about 10am.

Neave apologized to her constituents today, saying that she "will work to make this right."

Neave, 36, represents parts of Dallas, Mesquite, and Garland in her district. She is serving her first term in the Texas House of Representatives and authored House Bill 1729, which establishes a grant program for testing rape kits. Governor Greg Abbott signed the bill in to law shortly after its passage. Neave also gained publicity for staging a hunger strike in protest of the "sanctuary cities" bill in the Texas Legislature.

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