Saturday, April 07, 2007
It appears somebody slap whupped his ass too. YEEOOUCH!!! You can actually see the imprint of something rectangular on his forehead. I've made a game out of trying to guess what it was he got whacked with. A Louisville slugger maybe? A beer bottle? A 2x4? What do you think?
I know Joel. I have also had the very unpleasant experience of being around him when he is in his cups. I can totally see someone kicking his ass...Damn how humiliating. I hope he recovers.
Councilman arrested for public intoxication
Posted by Birmingham News staff April 07, 2007 16:08PM
Birmingham City Councilman Joel Montgomery, 50, who represents District 1, was arrested for public intoxication early Saturday on the city's Southside.
He is chairman of the city's Public Safety Committee.
A report released Saturday said that an officer on routine patrol saw a man sitting in the middle of a parking lot at 14th Avenue South and Cobb Lane at 2:25 a.m. Saturday. He was suffering from lacerations to the upper torso. Paramedics arrived and said the man, identified as Montgomery, needed further medical treatment at a hospital.
The officer said he showed signs of being intoxicated and demonstrated that he was a danger to himself and others. Montgomery was arrested, taken to Cooper Green Hospital and then to the Birmingham City Jail.
Jail records show that he was booked into the jail at 4:40 a.m. Montgomery was released about 8 a.m. after posting a $200 bond.
Efforts to reach the District 1 councilman for comment today were unsuccessful.