The Central Texas veterinarian who not long ago gained notoriety after she killed a cat with an arrow now may face fallout from a DWI charge.
Kristen Lindsey, who is 33, of Brenham was charged with driving while intoxicated in Harris County in March. Court documents indicate her blood alcohol content was 0.15 percent, which is nearly twice the legal limit, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Wes Rucker, who is the lawyer representing Lindsey, didn’t respond to a request for comment on the case.
A hearing set for Thursday will determine whether police followed procedure during Kristen’s traffic stop. Lindsey’s driver’s license could be suspended as a result of this particular hearing.
Lindsey sparked outrage back in April of 2015 when she posted a picture on Facebook in which she was holding an orange-and-white tomcat that had been shot in the head with an arrow.
“My first bow kill LOL,” the post stated. “The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through its head! Vet of the year award … gladly accepted.”
She was later fired from the veterinary clinic she had once worked at and a veterinary board committee has recommended her license be revoked. Lindsey has been able to continue practicing while she appeals the suspension, however.
In June 2015, an Austin County grand jury did, in fact, decline to indict Lindsey on animal-cruelty charges.
After a failed attempt to reach a settlement in mediation in March, the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners called a hearing in April to hopefully resolve the conflict.
Lindsey testified that the cat in question she killed was feral; other witnesses said the feline was their pet, Tiger.
The veterinary board expects to pick up the case again at a meeting which is now scheduled for January 2019.