A well-known local attorney, who represents the City of Greenville, was arrested recently on charges that he was driving while intoxicated, a spokeswoman with the Texas Highway Patrol confirmed Thursday.

Robert L. Scott, who is the Greenville city attorney and contracts with Hunt County, was arrested Saturday by a state trooper on DWI charges, said Trooper Rebecca Uresti, public information officer for the Texas Highway Patrol.

“We did make that arrest, and it is an ongoing investigation,” Uresti said.

Uresti said at this point in time she could not provide more specifics about the arrest, other than Scott was arrested in Hunt County, until the official report is filed.

“It is nothing more than an arrest at this point,” she said, saying it is being handled in a routine matter.

As per standard operating procedure, Uresti said the arresting officer first makes an arrest, then does an investigation and files a report. At that point, the case is then turned over to district attorney’s office, who will determine whether charges will be filed.

Hunt County Jail Administrator Lt. Brian Alford confirmed Tuesday that Scott was brought to the Hunt County Jail on DWI charges.

Alford said Scott was arraigned and posted his $2,000 bond Sunday morning.

County Judge John Horn, who is authorized to arraign inmates, said he voluntarily arraigned Scott between 11 p.m. and midnight Saturday, but denies allegations that Scott got any special treatment.

“He received due process just like everyone else in that jail that night,” Horn said, saying the decision to bail Scott out wasn’t a PR move.

Horn said while at the jail, he also arraigned about 14 other inmates who were also awaiting arraignment.

Scott could not be reached for comment. A representative answering the phone in his office said he was at a trial in Dallas all week.

In addition to being Greenville’s city attorney, Scott’s law firm represents Hunt County on various civil matters. Most recently, county officials asked him to complete additional investigations into the structural problems plaguing the jail. Scott also represented Sheriff Don Anderson during his bond hearings.

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