Gregg Co. constable takes leave following DWI arrest
POSTED: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 5:18pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 7:17pm
Gregg County, Texas (KETK) — A Gregg County Constable has taken leaving following a DWI charge in Franklin County last week.
Gregg County Precinct 3 Constable Michael Baggett released the following statement to KETK:
I am voluntarily taking leave from my position as Gregg County Precinct #3 Constable to take care of my personal health and medical needs following an
incident that occurred recently in Franklin County, Texas. I believe it is in the best interests of myself, my family, and my constituents for me to take this time to
regain my focus and my health. During my absence the duties of my office will be carried out by the Gregg County Precinct #3 Deputy Constables with the assistance of other Gregg County law enforcement officers.
Bagget was arrested Wednesday, March 26 north of Winnsboro around 7:30 p.m. The constable was caught allegedly driving intoxicated with an open container near Texas 37 and Farm to Market Road 3357, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
Baggett was arraigned the next morning and held in the Franklin County Jail on $2,500 bond.