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State Lawmaker Arrested in South Texas on DWI Charge

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    Police in South Texas say a state lawmaker has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his vehicle struck a car stopped at a traffic light.

    Brownsville police say Democratic state Rep. Rene Oliveira was released Saturday from the Cameron County jail after being arrested the night before at his home.

    Police said in a statement to The Brownsville Herald that a motorist reported that her vehicle was struck by a Cadillac. The driver of the Cadillac gave her a business card and told her "he would take care of everything." The card belonged to Oliveira.

    Officers went to his home and, after finding a damaged Cadillac, placed him in custody.

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    Oliveira issued a statement apologizing for his actions and said he'll accept any consequences.

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