Longwood city commissioner bonds out following DUI arrest

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LONGWOOD, Fla. - Longwood City Commissioner Haywood "Butch" Bundy bonded out of jail late Thursday night, after being arrested on a DUI and reckless driving charge.

Longwood police said Bundy ran a red light and crashed, injuring himself and a female passenger on Nov. 10. Longwood police said Bundy had been drinking when he got into the driver's seat of his ford Mustang.

On Thursday evening, a State Attorney's Office representative said in an email that Bundy was charged with one count of DUI with serious bodily injury and one count of reckless driving causing serious injury, which are both third-degree felonies.

WFTV found out police felt Bundy should've been criminally charged for the crash, and sent a recommendation to the State Attorney's Office for them to decide if Bundy should be prosecuted.

The State Attorney's Office said it had to wait for blood test results from the night of the crash to prosecute Bundy.

Bundy, who represents District 4 on the Longwood City Commission, served two terms as Longwood mayor.

After being released from the hospital following the crash, he returned to work.

"They're the ones enforcing the laws and they should definitely be at a higher standard and set an example for the community," said resident Sean Robinson.

He will be arraigned on the charges in March.

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