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Police: Ex-Texas Lieutenant Governor Pushed Woman Into Bench

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This Tuesday, April 13, 2021 booking photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office shows former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Dewhurst was arrested on a family violence charge in Dallas and released from jail early Wednesday, April 14, after allegedly assaulting a woman. (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

(AP) — Police say former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst pushed his girlfriend into a concrete bench as they struggled over a laptop. Dewhurst was booked into the Dallas County jail on a misdemeanor family violence charge Tuesday evening.

The 75-year-old was released early Wednesday on a $1,000 bond. His arrest affidavit says Dewhurst pushed Leslie Caron causing her to hit her head on a concrete bench as they struggled over a shared computer at a bus terminal Tuesday. Court and jail records do not list an attorney for Dewhurst.

 

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