Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ward Pleads Guilty, Forced To Resign

Mike Ward resigned his position this morning as Commonwealth Attorney for Marshall and Calloway County. Ward was facing a DUI second offense and has also been struggling with alcoholism and cancer.

Ward had been asked by many within the legal community to step down after his first DUI conviction but had refused. This time, special prosecutors Christian County Attorney Mike Foster and Assistant Christian County Attorney Maureen Leamy, insisted that Ward step down and focus on his health and recovery.

It has not been an easy road for Mike Ward but his judgement or lack of it has taken its toll on the credibility of the prosecutor's office. Mike Foster and Maureen Leamy did the right thing by insisting on his resignation and Ward did the best thing for all involved by tendering it. This is just not political story but also a story about addiction and folks out there should support Mike Ward during this time healing and recovery.

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