Henry Davis Jr takes leave of absence from council

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- In a letter to South Bend Common Council President Oliver Davis, member Henry Davis Jr stated he will be taking a temporary medical leave of absence.

Davis Jr. was arrested July 19 for allegedly driving under the influence after driving the wrong way on the US20 bypass.

The city's 2nd district councilman has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle while intoxicated (endangerment). Both are misdemeanors.

Here is the letter Henry Davis Jr sent Oliver Davis:

Council President Oliver Davis:

Under the advisement of legal counsel, I am unable to make a statement regarding the incident on July 19, 2014.

Further, I am temporarily taking a medical leave of absence from my duties to concentrate on my health.

I appreciate your support and patience. Thank you.

Councilman Henry Davis, Jr (2nd-District)


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