Councilman Calhoun's mugshot released | Crime
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Police Department is releasing the mugshot taken of District 5 City Councilman C.C. Calhoun.
The councilman was arrested early Friday morning after a police officer pulled over his Mercedes for allegedly running a red light.
The officer reported smelling alcohol on the councilman's breath and administered a field sobriety test. Councilman Calhoun was subsequently arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence.
He was released several hours afterward on bond. His son, Cornelius Jerrel Calhoun, Jr. was arrested around the same time on a harassment charge at Montgomery Police Headquarters. Calhoun, Jr. - a Macon County Sheriff's Deputy - was also released on bond a few hours after being booked. His mugshot was also released Monday.
Councilman Calhoun released a statement late Friday saying :
First and foremost, I want to thank the Montgomery Police Department for the professionalism involving my traffic stop this morning. I respect the law and I am satisfied that this matter will continue to be handled professionally going forward and will proceed for me in the same matter as any citizen.
I would also like to thank all of my supporters and the citizens of District Five who have expressed support for my family and me at this time. I consider it an honor to serve on the City Council of this great city and sincerely apologize for any action on my part that in anyway distracts from all the hard work and progress so many people have worked so hard to make a reality.
Additionally, I look forward to having this matter finally resolved in the best interest of my family, supporters and the citizens of the City of Montgomery.