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Rick Perry Shows Up For Mug Shot, Then Hits Up Sandys For Some Ice Cream

Texas Governer Rick Perry spoke at a podium to the press before tuning himself into authorities Tuesday evening at the  Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin. (Photo: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)  Texas Governer Rick Perry spoke at a podium to the press before tuning himself into authorities Tuesday evening at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin. (Photo: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)   

After Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited the Travis County courthouse Tuesday so authorities could book him on two felony counts, he headed to Sandy’s for an ice cream cone.

Perry was indicted last week because he used his power as governor in an attempt to get District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg out of office after she was arrested for a DUI and reportedly blew a .239 — three times the legal limit. Perry followed through on his threat to veto funding to a public corruption unit headed by Lehmberg, when she didn’t resign.

District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg after her arrest in 2013 (Photo: YouTube/Screenshot)

District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg after her arrest in 2013 (Photo: YouTube/Screenshot)

He was greeted by cheers as he turned himself in Tuesday to be fingerprinted and booked, the Houston Chronicle reports. His hipster glasses unfortunately did not make the mugshot. (RELATED: Rick Perry Gets His Mugshot Taken)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry poses for a mug shot. (Photo: Travis County Sheriffs Office via Getty Images)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry poses for a mug shot. (Photo: Travis County Sheriffs Office via Getty Images)

“I’m here today because I believe in the rule of law,” he said. “I’m here today because I did the right thing. I’m going to enter this courthouse with my head held high, knowing the actions that I took were not only lawful and legal but right.”

Following the booking, Perry headed to Sandy’s for an ice cream cone with his legal team. “And then, ice cream cone at #Sandy’s,” he tweeted.

 

Juror Scott Hillman told the Chronicle he’s not happy with the way Perry is handling the indictment. “I see him laugh at these charges, and I think he’s laughing at the process, and he’s laughing at the grand jurors,” Hillman said. “We took our role very, very seriously.” (RELATED: Democrats Throw 2016 Campaign Rally For Rick Perry)

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