Shelby County Sheriff’s office is confirming that State Senator Cam Ward was arrested Wednesday on a driving under the influence charge. Few details about the incident are known, but Ward’s mugshot is available on the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office inmate listing page under his full legal name Robert Cameron Ward.
Ward is among the most active members of the Legislature on social media. His latest tweet was earlier Wednesday:
Enjoyed visiting with Bibb Career Academy this afternoon and working with them on tech improvements… https://t.co/xsbKt2mAYW
— Cam Ward (@SenCamWard) July 1, 2015
When the news broke, Brian Rell, chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt’s tweeted:
According to WSFA, Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed released a statement Wednesday:
“Senator Ward made a mistake. We encourage him to seek help and will be there for emotional and spiritual support.”
- How, if at all, will this affect his Judiciary Committee chairmanship?
- How, if at all, will this affect all of his efforts on prison reform including his recent appointment by Gov. Robert Bentley.
It looks like we will have to wait until Thursday for some basic answers:
— Jamie Ostroff (@JamieWIAT) July 2, 2015