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John Michael Montgomery's attorney speaks out

Thursday, February 16, 2006 – John Michael Montgomery's attorney said in a statement released Thursday night that he hoped several charges brought against the singer following his arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol early Thursday morning would be dropped.

When stopped by Kentucky police on his way home from a club where he used to perform, he was stopped by police after erratic driving according to a news report. He was charged with possession of a controlled drug, having a prescription drug not in its proper container, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, disregarding a traffic control device and improper turning.

Two weapons were found under his car seat.

Montgomery was held for about four hours, according to a news report.

Attorney John Woodall said in a statement, ""John Michael is not yet able to comment in detail regarding the impaired driver allegations. His attorneys are awaiting completion of a final report to be issued by the arresting officer. Based upon the contents of that report and other evidence a decision will be made concerning the substantive nature of these charges."

"John Michael is of course an avid sportsman and hunter. He has been authorized by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to carry concealed weapons. Unfortunately, John Michael did not have his concealed carry permit with him at the time he was stopped. Once John Michael's permit is produced for law enforcement officials he is hopeful that these charges will be dismissed."

"Approximately one and a half months ago, John Michael underwent extensive hip replacement surgery. In order to treat pain associated with that surgery and his recovery John Michael's physicians have prescribed certain pain medications. The controlled substance charges relate specifically to this prescription medication. Therefore, John Michael is hopeful that the controlled substance charges will also be dismissed."

"John Michael wishes to thank his family, friends, and fans for their support as this matter is resolved."

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