If convicted, the former deputy could face a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Brown turned herself in to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department in Port Lavaca, according to Lt. Rodney Cox and Eddie Muscrave, the jail administrator in Calhoun County.
District Attorney Michael Sheppard said the indictment stems from an arrest made by the deputy for driving while intoxicated.
“The allegation is that she falsely reported to a state agency that the suspect had blown on a breathalyzer and failed,” Sheppard said. “The suspect was sober and she had not even administrered the breath test.”
Sheriff Earl Petropoulos said he preferred not to comment in this early stage of the case to prevent jeopardizing the case.