Sauk Rapids mayor had BAC of .26 during crash


Test results released by the Minnesota State Patrol show Sauk Rapids Mayor Brad Gunderson has a blood-alcohol content level of .26, more than three times the legal limit to drive, during a crash last month.

The St. Cloud Times reports the results will be forwarded to the city attorney's office for possible charges.

The newly-elected mayor was driving during the one-vehicle crash and failed a preliminary breath test.

He was placed under arrest on suspicion of drunk driving, but was never booked. Police say Gunderson was too intoxicated for jail and was dropped off at home.

At a city council meeting, residents called for the mayor to step down. Gunderson apologized for the incident, but said he won't resign.

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