BISD trustee arrested on DWI charge; Erasmo Castro arrested early Monday morning - Brownsville Herald: Local News

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

BISD trustee arrested on DWI charge; Erasmo Castro arrested early Monday morning

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:30 am

Brownsville Independent School District trustee Erasmo Castro said he accepts responsibility for actions that led to his arrest early Monday morning on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Brownsville police arrested Castro on the charge at 1:37 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of Morrison Road. He was arraigned on one count of DWI, a class B misdemeanor, and was released on $1,500 bond, police records show.

“I accept responsibility for putting myself in a place where my sobriety could be questioned,” Castro said. “It’s an ongoing process so I can’t comment further. We’re going to go through the process.”

BISD Trustee Philip T. Cowen said that as a board member “you live in a glass house,” so it’s important Castro accept responsibility and adopt a “lessons learned” attitude.

Board president Minerva M. Peña said she would have no comment at present.

Monday morning Castro mentioned the incident on Facebook and Twitter.

“Early this morning I was detained. Because it’s an ongoing case I can’t comment on it. I ask my family and friends for your patience. I understand if you opt to unfriend me,” he said in the post.

Castro was elected to the BISD Board of Trustees in November 2018.

_____

9:52 a.m.

BISD Board of Trustee Erasmo Castro Jr. has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated, police records show.

Brownsville police arrested Castro at 1:37 a.m. this morning at the 900 block of Morrison Road, police said.

He was arraigned on one count of DWI, a class B misdemeanor, and was released on a $1,500 bond.

Monday morning he mentioned the arrest on Twitter and Facebook.

"Early this morning I was detained. Because it’s ongoing case I can’t comment on it. I ask my family and friends for your patience. I understand if you opt to unfriend me."

Castro was elected as a trustee for the Brownsville Independent School District in November 2018.

Follow us on Facebook

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




Online Features

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>