Huntsville police release more details on Councilman Will Culver's DUI arrest

Culver was stopped on Oakwood Avenue in the early morning hours Sunday after multiple traffic violations, police said.

Posted: Apr 23, 2018 10:59 AM
Updated: Apr 23, 2018 12:11 PM

Huntsville City Councilman Will Culver was not in municipal court for a weekend DUI arrest Monday morning.

Culver initially told WAAY 31 he would be in court Monday morning at 8:30 a.m., but WAAY 31 learned Monday morning that his attorney requested a new date. The new court date was not available.

Culver, 57, was booked into the Madison County Jail early Sunday morning on charges of driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to signal, improper lane usage and DUI.

Huntsville Police Department spokesman Lt. Michael Johnson said a DUI task forcer officer stopped Culver on Oakwood Avenue near Brandon Town Road Sunday morning for multiple traffic violations. During the stop, the officer saw evidence that indicated Culver was driving under the influence, Johnson said.

Culver cooperated with officers, Johnson said, but did not give any details about where he was coming from or where he had been prior to the stop.

A city spokeswoman gave a comment to WAAY 31 that reads in part, "This is an ongoing investigation, and Council Member Culver is entitled to a presumption of innocence, as would any other citizen in this matter. We will allow this case to run its normal course through the courts," said Kelly Schrimsher.

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