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W&M board member convicted of public intoxication resigns

Monday - 9/24/2012, 8:54am  ET

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - A College of William & Mary Board of Visitors member convicted of public intoxication has resigned.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch says Laura L. Flippin told Gov. McDonnell in her resignation letter that she was stepping down to avoid distraction from the college's mission. She also said she was resigning out of "respect and concern for the faculty, staff, students and alumni."

Flippin's resignation was announced Friday at a board meeting by William & Mary Rector Jeffrey B. Trammell.

She was convicted of misdemeanor public swearing/intoxication in Williamsburg General District Court in June. She withdrew an appeal to circuit court before the case was to be heard in August.

A Williamsburg police officer arrested Flippin in September 2011.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com


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