Former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst released from jail after being arrested on domestic violence charge

DALLAS – Former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has bonded out of jail after he was arrested on domestic violence charges in Dallas.

Dallas police announced the arrest around midnight. Police said a woman told them she was physically assaulted by Dewhurst, who is 75. He was released just before 5 a.m., reports say.

Dewhurst faces a charge of misdemeanor assault family violence. His bond was set at $1,000. Police have not disclosed the identity of the woman who called the police.

Last year, Dewhurst’s girlfriend was arrested on two separate occasions. The woman was accused of kicking him and breaking two of his ribs in one incident and in the other, throwing candle wax on him. A grand jury declined to indict her in the first case and charges were dropped in the second case last week.

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