Conroe City Council Member Duane Ham charged with driving while intoxicated

Council member Duane Ham was arrested during a traffic stop for driving under the influence. (Courtesy Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)
Council member Duane Ham was arrested during a traffic stop for driving under the influence. (Courtesy Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)

Council member Duane Ham was arrested during a traffic stop for driving under the influence. (Courtesy Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)

Conroe City Council Member Duane Ham was arrested at 12:32 a.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated by a Precinct 2 Constable deputy, according to the Montgomery County Jail. Ham was released on a $600 bail at 5:39 a.m. Feb. 13.

Ham was sworn into office July 6 after winning his Place 1 seat in a runoff election. He is currently running for reelection.


Ham was present at the Feb. 13 Conroe City Council meeting. City Council did not discuss the incident and did not return requests for comment.
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By Andy Li

Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now covers the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery City Council and transportation.


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