Monday, Baldwin County District Judge Michelle Thomason signed off on Baldwin County District Attorney Bob Wilters' decision to dismiss a public intoxication charge against Mobile City Councilman Ben Reynolds. 

In July, Reynolds was arrested by Alabama State Troopers, who stopped a vessel on which he was a passenger near Orange Beach.

The arrest warrant claimed Reynolds interrupted the officer conducting a field sobriety test on the boat's operator. 

Wilters reportedly said he could not prove the public intoxication charge based on the evidence available.

Reynolds called the charges "wrongfully brought" in a statement following Thomason's decision.

"I am pleased with the decision of the Baldwin County District Attorney's office and the District Court to dismiss this wrongfully brought charge against me in the interest of justice and the judicial economy," he said.

Reynolds was elected to a four-year term in Mobile's 2021 municipal elections.

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