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Montgomery City Councilman, son arrested

File Photo: City Councilman C.C. Calhoun File Photo: City Councilman C.C. Calhoun

Montgomery's City Councilman C.C. Calhoun and his son, a Macon County Sheriff's Deputy, were arrested early Friday morning, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

The arrest of Councilman Calhoun occurred around 12:30am following an incident at the intersection of Woodley Road and the East South Boulevard. Calhoun, who represents the city's 5th District, was stopped for allegedly running a red light.

The responding officer reported the odor of alcohol and administered a standardized field sobriety test on Calhoun. The 46-year-old public servant was subsequently arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence.

The councilman was taken to the Montgomery City Jail where he was booked at 3:07am. He was released on bond at 6:30am, according to authorities.

After the councilman's arrest, authorities say his son, Cornelius Calhoun, Jr., 25, came to the police station where "an encounter" took place with police officers. Calhoun, Jr. was arrested and charged with harassment. Authorities placed him in jail at 4:25am and released him on bond at 6:13am.

Macon County Sheriff David Warren confirmed Calhoun, Jr. is one of his deputies and said the man was placed on administrative leave following the arrest.

WSFA 12 News is working to gather reaction from city leaders including Mayor Todd Strange and City Council President Charles Jinright.

We'll continue to update this story as new information becomes available.

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