Prominent state official’s drunk driving trial delayed until April – Houston Chronicle

AUSTIN — The drunken-driving trial of a former Texas health commission lawyer has been rescheduled for April, once again delaying a high-stakes and hotly anticipated test for a man who recently became infamous as part of a state contracting scandal.

Jack Stick’s trial, which had been scheduled for Thursday, was reset for April 30 by the judge, prosecutor David Escamilla said.

The case stems from a September 2012 arrest in which Austin police say Stick was driving erratically and refused to cooperate with police or submit to field sobriety or breath tests.

Stick has fought the charges, but a judge denied his motion in October to throw out a blood test, other physical evidence obtained at the scene and a video that shows him arguing with an officer.

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