Texas Gubernatorial candidate Allen West is furious after his wife was arrested on Friday for suspicion of DWI with their grandchild in the car.
West and his wife strongly denied she has been drinking.
According to WFAA:
Angela West reiterated that she only had water and lemonade at a dinner before her arrest and that she had not been drinking alcohol or taking drugs, according to a statement on her Facebook page. Allen West posted pictures on Twitter of receipts from the P.F. Chang’s restaurant at Northpark Center, where he said his wife had dinner before the arrest.
Police said the officer put West through a field sobriety test, “which subsequently led to her arrest for DWI.” She was taken to the Dallas County jail, where a blood specimen was taken to determine her blood alcohol level. The results of the blood draw are pending.
West said she told the officer she would be “a little off balance in some of the exercises” because she previously had suffered an aneurysm.
West said she was taken to jail for a blood test after twice completing a breathalyzer test. West said the officer told her “I was doing [the breathalyzer test] wrong” and that she “tried again and again,” but that the officer ultimately told her she would need to take a blood test.
It remains unknown if West took a breathalyzer. But in most jurisdictions, the results of a breathalyzer test are not admissible in court.