Mobile City Council member Ben Reynolds arrested on public intoxication charge in Baldwin County
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile City Council member Ben Reynolds was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
The district four councilman was booked into the Baldwin County jail around 9:30 a.m.
The arresting agency was listed as Alabama State Troopers. FOX10 News reached out to troopers for more information about the arrest, but have not received a response.
On Tuesday, Reynolds released this statement:
“I was in Orange Beach during the 4th of July weekend having a good time like thousands of others. There was a heavy law enforcement presence, as there should have been. I was arrested for public intoxication Saturday evening as a passenger in a boat at around 7:30 pm and was released the following morning.
“I would like to acknowledge the very difficult job our law enforcement officers are charged with and the fact that many of their decisions have to be made in less-than-optimal situations. As I move forward in this process and the judicial system is able to take a more deliberate, thorough view of the evidence, I am confident justice will be served. I will not be making any additional comments about this matter and will continue to focus on the job I was hired to do for the citizens of District 4.”
Mobile City Council President CJ Small earlier released a statement that reads, “It would be premature to comment or jump to conclusions. At this time we are going to respect the privacy of our colleague and his family while he determines the proper course of order within our legal system.”
Reynolds posted a $100 bond and was released from jail about two hours after his arrest.
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