KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) -- An East Tennessee city official has stepped down after being charged over the weekend with driving under the influence.
Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips said Alderman Jantry Shupe resigned Monday from the city's governing board.
The Kingsport Times-News reports the move came after Shupe was arrested July 4 by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and charged with DUI. The newspaper reports it was Shupe's second DUI arrest in just over a year.
Shupe did not return calls from the newspaper seeking comment.
In his letter of resignation, Shupe said he has enjoyed serving citizens, but "it is very important that I take some time to deal with personal matters for me and my family."
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.