Digital Media Center
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Gate 61
920 Paul Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0370
(800) 654-4262

© 2024 Alabama Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
WHIL is off the air and WUAL is broadcasting on limited power. Engineers are aware and working on a solution.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Enter for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Alabama mayor charged with harassment in road rage incident

car keys


TALLASSEE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city's mayor has been charged with harassment in a road rage incident. 

Prosecutors told the Montgomery Advertiser on Sunday that Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock and the other driver, 20-year-old Keazanni Spencer, were charged with misdemeanors following a July 5 encounter.

The mayor’s wife told a judge Friday that Spencer's blue sedan was driving erratically, passed her, then later pulled in front of her and an occupant got out and cursed at her. Spencer said she then encountered Hammock driving his wife in a pickup truck about 20 minutes later. She said he cursed at her and threatened to have her jailed.

The Hammocks' attorney disputed the allegations.

The Associated Press is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.
Related Content
News from Alabama Public Radio is a public service in association with the University of Alabama. We depend on your help to keep our programming on the air and online. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.