Texas Talker Battles DUI Charge
June 13, 2011 at 5:01 AM (PT)
EMMIS Talk KLBJ-A/AUSTIN afternoon host JEFF WARD was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, reports the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN.
WARD was picked up THURSDAY night at 11p and police say he failed a field sobriety test; the paper reports that WARD "insisted he was not drunk in a posting on the station's website," although the news story of WARD's arrest is showing as deleted as of MONDAY morning (but comments posted about it remain on the site).
ROB BALON filled in for WARD on FRIDAY, and WARD is expected to return to the air TODAY.