Video Circulates of GOP Texas Rep. Dan Huberty's DWI Arrest After Crashing Into Minivan

A video of Republican Texas state Rep. Dan Huberty's arrest was shared online Saturday, as the lawmaker admitted that he was driving under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his vehicle into a minivan Friday night.

At around 9 p.m. local time on Friday, Huberty, 52, was arrested by Montgomery County police officers when he failed a sobriety test after crashing into a minivan with his Corvette, according to the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constables Office.

The Montgomery County Police Reporter shared a video to YouTube showing his arrest and officials towing his vehicle away. The clip has been watched thousands of times since it was uploaded earlier today.

Police arrived on the scene to find the black Corvette "parked under a minivan," according to the outlet.

Authorities said Huberty did not stop for a red light before the crash. Three people in the minivan suffered minor injuries and Huberty did not suffer any injuries, according to ABC-13.

Huberty was released on a $1,500 bond early Saturday morning. His car has been impounded.

On Saturday, Huberty admitted he was driving while intoxicated and said he was seeking treatment in a Facebook post.

"Last night I was driving under the influence of alcohol and involved in a minor automobile accident in Montgomery County," he wrote. "Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. I regret my actions and apologize to my constituents and my family. I know I have a problem and this incident serves as [a] wake-up call for me. I am seeking treatment options to begin today."

Huberty's arrest came weeks after Michigan state Rep. Jewell Jones, a Democrat, allegedly threatened to call Governor Gretchen Whitmer after police pulled him over for driving drunk on April 6. "If you hit me, it's going to be very bad for you. I'll call Governor Whitmer right now," Jones said to the officers, according to a police report.

Huberty has served in the Texas House of Representatives for District 127 in Harris County since January 2011. He is currently serving his sixth legislative session after being re-elected five times.

After a lengthy debate on Thursday night, the Texas House unanimously voted to pass a two-year, $246 billion state budget that would prohibit school vouchers and limit spending by the state's attorney general. Huberty spoke in favor of the ban on school vouchers. "The reality is we have plenty of options and choice within our public schools," he said.

Newsweek reached out to Dan Huberty's office for comment. This story will be updated with any response.

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Cars drive on Congress Avenue in front of the Texas Capitol building on July, 14, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Montinique Monroe/Getty Images