Detroit councilman Scott Benson returns to work after arrest

DETROIT (AP) - A first-term Detroit City Council member has returned to work on a city committee after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

Scott Benson released a statement Monday before the start of the public health and safety committee meeting apologizing for "personal actions" that "took a front seat to more pressing issues facing the city."

The 44-year-old Benson spent a night in jail after his June 29 arrest in Southfield, just north of Detroit. He posted a $500 bond and was released June 30.

Benson missed City Council meetings last week.

The city-owned vehicle Benson was in has been returned to the city until the matter is resolved.

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