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Mayor of West Virginia city resigns after DUI arrest

October 18, 2017
Associated Press

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — The mayor of a West Virginia city has resigned following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

Media outlets report that Princeton Mayor Dewey Russell resigned Wednesday but will remain on the city council.

Mercer County Sheriff's Deputy T.A. Lacy says Russell was charged with aggravated DUI last Friday after his vehicle crashed into a parked car and a home in Princeton.

Russell was selected by the city council in July to serve as mayor for a one-year term. The council is scheduled to meet Oct. 26 to appoint Russell's replacement as mayor.

Princeton is a city of about 6,000 residents, about 100 miles south of Charleston near the Virginia state line.

 
 
 

 

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