Clayton Co. Commissioner Wole Ralph Addresses Arrest

4:50 PM, Feb 21, 2011   |    comments
Clayton Co. Commissioner Wole Ralph
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ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police stopped a red Mustang Metropolitan Parkway around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. 

Authorities said after a brief struggle with officers, 26-year-old Wole Ralph was arrested on multiple charges including DUI, obstruction, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane.

Ralph is the vice chair of the Clayton County Commission.

In a statement released Monday afternoon, Ralph said he was not guilty of the violations he was charged with and that he would be vindicated in court.

"Early Saturday morning I was arrested while leaving the parking lot of a bowling alley on Metropolitan Parkway in Atlanta by officers of the Atlanta Police Department.

"I deeply regret this occurrence. I am not guilty of these violations and I look forward to resolving this matter in court. I fully expect that I will be afforded the same due process as any other citizen and subsequently vindicated.

"Based upon the advice of my attorney I will have no further public comment until this matter has been resolved in court."

Grady EMS responded to the overnight incident after Ralph complained of pain. He was treated at the scene and transported to Grady detention.

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