It's a Family Affair
President's nephew arrested on Sixth Street
John Ellis Bush charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest
By Tony Plohetski, Steven Kreytak
Austin AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Friday, September 16, 2005
The youngest son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was arrested in downtown Austin early today on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest, officials said.
John Ellis Bush, 21, was taken into custody around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Trinity and Sixth streets near the downtown entertainment district. He was released around 10:30 a.m. today on a personal recognizance bond. Bail had been set at $2,500.
An affidavit on the public intoxication charge was not immediately available; according to an affidavit for the resisting arrest charge, Bush continually pushed against an officer for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission as the officer attempted to handcuff him.
"Subject further resisted by pushing back with his body as he was restrained at the (Austin Police Department) transport van," the document said.
Bush is the nephew of President George W. Bush.
TABC Capt. David Ferrero said Bush approached a group of TABC and Austin police officers and asked about an earlier arrest of people he knew and was observed to be intoxicated. Agents did not know his identity until after they had arrested him and looked at his driver's license, which was issued from Florida.
He would not be more specific about how Bush was behaving.
Ferrero said while Bush was being arrested, he suffered a cut on his chin and was taken to Brackenridge Hospital, treated and released. He was then taken to the Travis County Jail.
"He was observed to be a danger to himself and others," Ferrero said..."
Jeb must be quite the dad. His daughter is a drug addict and his son is a drunk.
Family values, my ass.
These people are just plain genetically defective.