Court documents reveal new details about the arrest of Mobile Councilman Ben Reynolds
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Just days after Mobile Councilman Ben Reynolds spoke about his arrest in a brief statement, FOX 10 News has received new court documents detailing what allegedly happened.
In court documents released Friday, the complaint confirmed that Reynolds was not the subject of the original arrest. But he was arrested after allegedly being involved.
According to those records, Reynolds was a passenger on a boat that was stopped in Orange Beach by a soldier from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
The arrest report shows the trooper attempted to administer a field sobriety test to driver Jeffrey Bartlett, Reynolds quotes “noisily interrupted” and the trooper told him to stop interrupting.
Reynolds then allegedly continued arguing before the soldier told him to stop talking.
After interrupting him again, the officer noted that the smell of alcohol on Reynolds’ breath was “very strong”. He asked Reynolds if he had anything to drink that day. Reynolds reportedly answered “yes”.
It was then that the soldier arrested him for public drunkenness and arrested Bartlett for boating under the influence of alcohol, operating a vessel without a license, failure to turn on navigation lights after dark. at night and traveling too fast in a no-wake zone.
We are told there is body camera video of the incident. Fox 10 News is working to bring this video under the Freedom of Information Act.
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