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Tom Bean Council member Ben Vincent resigns

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TOM BEAN, Texas -- Tom Bean City Council member Ben Vincent resigned Monday morning, citing health issues.

Vincent was arrested last month after he was involved in a head-on crash with a pickup truck owned by the Tom Bean Independent School District.

Vincent was charged with intoxication assault and was released on bond the following day.

Just days before that incident, a police officer in neighboring Whitewright had pulled the Council member over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Ben Vincent pulled over
Tom Bean City Council member Ben Vincent talks with a Whitewright police officer after he was pulled over on suspicion of DWI on July 22, 2017. (Whitewright PD)

Vincent had served on the Tom Bean Council for more than 10 years. Mayor Sherry Howard says the work of the city must go on.

"It just means to me we are moving forward once again," she said. "We hit a few bumps, but we've been moving along just fine."

Mayor Howard said she's surprised it took so long for Vincent to submit his resignation. The matter has been added to the City Council's agenda next Monday.

Vincent did not respond to a request for comment.

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