State Sen. Cam Ward was released on $1,000 bail Thursday morning after being arrested for driving under the influence on Wednesday.
Ward released this prepared statement:
“My failure at dealing with stress led me to make incredibly reckless decisions. I recognize that I used alcohol as a crutch. I was very wrong and deeply apologize to my family, friends and constituents. I plan on seeking professional assistance immediately.”
AL.Com reports Ward was arrested by Alabaster police after they received notice of a possible drunken driver at 12:46 p.m. The report quotes Police Chief Curtis Rigney as saying, “As the officer spoke to Mr. Ward, Mr. Ward exhibited signs of intoxication. Mr. Ward was asked to perform several field sobriety tests, which he failed. At that time, Mr. Ward was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI.”
As reported Wednesday night, Ward has received supportive public messages from friends. Those continue to come in. Keep checking back. We will update this post with additional information as it becomes available.
Adding to the supportive messages:
— Tom Whatley (@SenTomWhatley) July 2, 2015
— Lisa Borden (@lisawborden) July 2, 2015