Today, former Texas Health and Human Services chief counsel and former OIG deputy inspector general for enforcement Jack Stick was scheduled to be tried before a jury on his September 2012 charge for DWI.
Once again, the trial has been delayed and the date reset for July 30th. The case is now going on almost three years.
Stick was arrested by an Austin police officer after stopping Stick for erratic driving in downtown Austin late September 11th. Stick had been at Perry’s according to press reports and did admit to drinking.
The officer was willing to let Stick go if he passed field sobriety tests. But Stick refused to walk the straight line or take a breathalyzer, telling the officer that as an attorney he didn’t believe in field sobriety tests and doubting that the officer would let him go even if he passed.
Noting that a mild breeze was rippling his pants, Stick let himself be arrested.
Videos of the full sequence of the pullover and arrest from the police dashcam is available on TDMR’s Youtube channel.