Pat Ahumada

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Pat Ahumada
Mayor of Brownsville, Texas
In office
May 12, 2007 – 2011
Preceded by Eddie Treviño
Succeeded by Tony Martinez
Mayor of Brownsville, Texas
In office
1991–1994
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Residence Brownsville, Texas

Patricio M. Ahumada, Jr. is a former mayor of Brownsville, Texas. He was previously mayor from 1991 through 1994, and ran for U.S. Representative in 2000 and 2002. In the 2000 election run, he ran for Congress as a Republican.

Ahumada was arrested for DWI by Brownsville police back in May 2010. According to the special prosecutor, Willacy County District Attorney Bernard Ammerman, Ahumada did not agree to taking a breathalyzer test resulting in a driver's license suspension until July 7, 2012. Ammerman came out and stated that there were two eyewitnesses who independently confirmed that Ahumada had only consumed about two alcoholic drinks that night. The prosecutors decided to file reckless driving because the state of Texas could prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. In his statement, Ammermant said that "the state and defense agreed that it was in the best interest of justice to have the defendant plea to the maximum amount of probation and fine in lieu of a trial".[1]

After this case, Ahumada lost his bid for mayor in May 2012.

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  1. ^ Chapa, Sergio. "Guilty Pleas for Former Brownsville Mayor Pat Ahumada". Valley Central. Retrieved 26 July 2012.