Travis County prosecutor charged with DWI
Involved in wreck, refused breath test, police say
AUSTIN (KXAN) – A prosecutor with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office was charged with driving while intoxicated after being involved in a traffic wreck over the weekend.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit released Monday, Brandon Grunewald, 33, was in a collision Sunday afternoon on the southbound MoPac Boulevard service road near Barton Skyway, Grunewald was driving a 2008 Land Rover. The other driver was in a Mini Cooper.
Grunewald ran into the back of the Mini Cooper when it came to a stop, the affidavit said.
The officer who responded reported that Grunewald appeared to have bloodshot, watery eyes and smelled of alcohol, the affidavit said. He also had difficulty with his balance and appeared confused, the document said.
Grunewald refused to take a breath test or to perform field-sobriety exercises, the document said.
Grunewald was booked into jail and posted bail, which was set at $3,500. He was ordered to install an ignition lock on his vehicle that detects alcohol on the breath.
Grunewald’s attorney, Brian Roark told KXAN News that his client made a mistake that he’s sorry about.