Toller/Gunman Seeking Re-election

A reliable source says the former Vice Chair of CAMPO, that we defeated in 2006 for his vote to toll our Austin freeways, is once again running to be Mayor of West Lake Hills.

See the story about his arrest below - that I posted in 7/2006:

Toller Dwight Thompson
Arrested for trying to board
a plane with a .38-caliber handgun.

Dwight Thompson, former Co-Chair of CAMPO and Westlake Hills Mayor was Arrested Friday for trying to board a plane with a handgun.

Police at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport arrested former mayor Dwight Thompson, Friday morning who had a LOADED .38-caliber handgun at a checkpoint, said Jim Halbrook, an airport spokesman.

Dwight Dallas Thompson, who lost his seat because of his vote to toll already funded roads, was charged with possession of a firearm, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Thompson was arrested at 5:27 a.m. while going through a checkpoint to board a plane, Halbrook said.

Thompson was release from Travis County Jail at lunchtime Friday after a bail bond was put forward.

1 comment:

Porkus Maximus Tex: said...

I already have his campaign slogan:

"D.D. Thompson: Have Gun--Will Toll"