This Wednesday, the attorney for former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and drug possession, according to AL.com.
Trenton Garmon, 39-years-old, worked for Moore in his unsuccessful 2017 campaign for the Alabama Senate seat, was arrested by police in Gadsden, Ala., and is currently being held on $3,000 bail.
As AL.com points out, Garmon previously sued the Alabama Department of Safety after they suspended his driver’s license.
According to a lawsuit filed in January, Garmon sued the Alabama Department of Public Safety after the department suspended his driver’s license. In Garmon’s affidavit in that case, he calls himself a “safe and competent driver” and said his last fault wreck was in 2003 when he backed into another car in a bank drive through lane. Garmon said in the document that he has never injured anyone in a wreck.
Garmon said in that affidavit he was arrested in April 2018 and charged with driving under the influence in Pinellas County, Florida, while he was “literally taking a nap on the side of the road.”
“I will try that DUI if it is not lowered to reckless driving and I would only be pleading to reckless driving to make it go away given arriving safely to take a nap less than 200 yards from our home indicates that I was not reckless and was in fact taking a nap before meeting with company who was at our home,” Garmon said in the affidavit.
Garmon also said there is video of him “(1) speaking coherently, (2) walking a line without any issue, (3) there are medical records from Nurse Ray at the jail where an eye scan was done.”
In 2017, The Washington Post broke a story revealing disturbing allegations of Moore’s sexual history. One allegation that stands out is that of Leigh Corfman, who says that when she was 14-years-old, Moore tried to coax her into a sexual relationship.
Featured image: Etowah County Jail/screen grab via ABC News