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Gregg Co. constable taking leave of absence following DWI arrest

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Mike Baggett (Source: Franklin County Sheriff's Office) Mike Baggett (Source: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)
GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas constable who was arrested for driving while intoxicated has now decided to take a leave of absence.

Gregg County Precinct 3 Constable Mike Baggett announced Monday that he will take leave from his position to take care of his "personal health and medical needs following an incident that occurred recently in Franklin County".

Baggett released this statement:

"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."

Baggett was arrested for driving while intoxicated with an open container on March 26. He was released from Franklin County Jail on $2,500 bond.

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