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Van Zandt Co. Commissioner arrested for DWI

Ricky LaPrade. Photo Source: Van Zandt County Jail. Ricky LaPrade. Photo Source: Van Zandt County Jail.
Ricky LaPrade. Photo Source: Van Zandt County Website. Ricky LaPrade. Photo Source: Van Zandt County Website.

VAN ZANDT COUNTY (KLTV) - A Van Zandt County Commissioner was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with DWI.

Police say it happened around 2 am in the Food Fast parking lot.

Van Zandt County Commissioner, Ricky LaPrade was arrested for DWI, Resisting Arrest and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, around 2:00 am, and was reportedly in a county-issued vehicle.

He was released from jail after posting bail on bonds totaling $10,000.

KLTV's Jena Johnson spoke to him this morning by phone. Commissioner LaPrade says he was drinking, but not driving. He was sitting in his car at the Whataburger parking lot, talking with his ex-wife.

Police say Commissioner LaPrade was also charged with resisting arrest and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

LaPrade claims he was wrongfully arrested.

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