NEW DETAILS: Troopers say Madison Mayor’s wife was driving 103 mph before DUI arrest

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MADISON, Ala. - WHNT News 19 has learned new details about the arrest of Julie Finley, the wife of Madison Mayor Paul Finley.

Julie Finley (Photo: Madison County Detention Center)

Julie Finley (Photo: Madison County Detention Center)

She is charged with driving under the influence.  Alabama State Troopers tell WHNT News 19 Mrs. Finley was driving 103 miles per hour in a 65 MPH zone when she was pulled over about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Finley was on Interstate 565 near mile marker 19 when she was pulled over Wednesday evening.  She was booked in the Madison County Detention Center at 6:14 p.m. on $1,000 bond.  Troopers say she was also issued a citation for reckless driving.

Mrs. Finley was released from jail Thursday at 6:30 a.m.

Mayor Paul Finley released this statement about his wife's arrest:

"Today, I come to each of you in an open letter as a humble husband, father and mayor. Last evening my family experienced a very serious situation in which my wife was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. I feel it appropriate that you, our extended family, hear it directly from me. In these days ahead, we will seek healing and understanding and do not even attempt to hide or down play the seriousness of what has occurred.

I thank each of you for your prayers for our family as we together seek council and restored health in the days ahead.

Respectfully,
Mayor Paul Finley

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