State Senator Cam Ward bonds out of jail, releases statement

Published: Jul. 1, 2015 at 10:42 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2015 at 4:07 PM CDT
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SHELBY COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - State Senator Cam Ward bonded out of jail Thursday morning after being arrested for driving under the influence on Thompson Road in Shelby County on Wednesday.

Ward was released from the Shelby County Jail and his mugshot and charges are no longer listed on the sheriff's office website. He was released to Alabaster Police and likely taken to fill out paperwork.

The sheriff's office says Ward was kept overnight to get his blood alcohol content back to zero.

Ward, a Republican, serves Shelby County District 14. He was elected to the Alabama Senate in 2010 and before that served two terms in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Senator Ward released the following 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."

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