SENATOR DOESN’T BELIEVE HE SHOULD RESIGN AFTER DUI ARREST
ALABASTER, Ala. (AP) – The chairman of the Alabama Senate’s Judiciary Committee says he doesn’t believe he should resign following his arrest on a drunken driving charge.
Republican state Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster says that drinking alcohol and driving was a “huge mistake on my part.”
But Ward says he doesn’t believe he should quit either his Senate seat or his industrial development job with the city of Alabaster. Ward says he wasn’t working at the time he was stopped.
A Senate leader said earlier that he doesn’t plan to strip Ward of the committee chairmanship.
Ward was stopped by Alabaster police July 1. The arrest occurred about two hours after Ward posted a photo of himself on social media visiting a Bibb County vocational school.
Ward is awaiting an Aug 12 trial date.