NANFA-- Alabama State Rep. Johnny Ford

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sat, 25 Mar 2000 14:25:15 EST

I was reading Friday's Huntsville Times (AL) and found an article about the
problems of state Rep. Johnny Ford (D-Tuskegee). If I remember correctly he
is the one who made the infamous remark about the Alabama Sturgeon, saying
the people in Alabama don't want ugly fish like that. Here is part of the
article, from the March 24 Huntsville Times as mentioned above...

Lawmaker fights public intoxication charge
MONTGOMERY--State Rep. Johnny Ford, fighting a charge of public
intoxication, claimed in a city court trial he was not drunk but needed
police assistance in a dispute with his ex-wife when he was arrested last
"There is no way in the world I would have called for police help if I was
drunk," Ford testified Thursday. "I was in complete control and command that
evening and was never allowed to explain to police my situation."
Ford, D-Tuskegee, was arrested last August and charged with public
intoxication. He had called police from the parking lot of a Montgomery
restaurant around midnight seeking help finding a taxi cab or a ride to his
(material deleted here, last paragraph follows)
Police dispatched a patrol unit to the scene after a local cab company told
the 911 operator it would not send a car for Ford because he "had an

I would agree, I think the guy has an attitude and doesn't have the wit
to leave it at home.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL
(to my knowledge, my state rep has never been popped for PI)
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