Gunderson charged with DWI

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Mar 15, 2013 at 11:18 am

FOLEY, Minn. (KNSI) - The mayor of Sauk Rapids has been officially charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to information from the Benton County Attorney's Office, Brad Gunderson has received two counts of third degree DWI.

Gunderson's blood alcohol level, as reported by the State Patrol, was 0.26, more than three times the legal limit. He was not booked into the Benton County jail due to his high level of intoxication.

Gunderson was apprehended after crashing into two trash cans and a crosswalk sign on February 19th.

Gunderson has been met with much resentment from the public during his last two city council appearances, with residents calling for his resignation. The Sauk Rapids City council also filed a "Resolution of Disapproval," denouncing Gunderson's behavior.

Gunderson has since been suspended from his job as a Dial-A-Ride driver for Metro Bus.

The mayor has two prior drunken driving convictions on his record dating back to the 1980's.

He is expected in court in April.

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