Former House District 76 Candidate Maurice Rollins Arrested for DUI


By Ashley Thompson

Alabama News Network has exclusive information about a candidate who dropped out of the race for a seat in the Alabama House.

Rollins was booked for driving under the influence early Saturday morning, just one day before he dropped out of the race for House District 76. A crash report obtained by Alabama News Network states that Rollins was involved in a single-car accident in Pike Road. He had a blood alcohol level of .110, above the legal limit of .08 and was arrested by state troopers.

The crash report states Rollins hit a brick support system and a gate before rolling his car and totaling it. Some neighbors say they heard the crash.

"I heard a loud roar sort of like thunder," says Thomas Streety. "I dismissed it as being thunder but it was a loud bang and I heard my dogs start to bark so I dismissed it as being thunder."

Streety lives on Ash Drive near the dead end, right where the crash happened. He says after he heard the loud noise, he went outside to see paramedics and law enforcement.

"I saw this black avalanche-type truck that was turned over right there at the fence," he says. "At one o'clock in the morning, to hit that fence at that rate of speed, I can't think of no reason for no one to even be going back there that time of morning."

We contacted Maurice Rollins for a comment and he referred us to his attorney, Joe Reed late tonight.

The incumbent, Thad McClammy and Montgomery City Councilman Tracy Larkin are still vying for the seat.


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