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DWI charges against trooper dismissed

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Jun 14, 2013 at 7:21 am

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) A Minnesota State Patrol trooper accused of driving drunk on his way to a training session in Duluth has pleaded guilty to careless driving. 

The drunken driving charge has been dismissed by the city attorney. St. Louis County Judge Richard Jessen stayed a 90-day jail term for Nick Morse and placed him on 14 months of probation. 

Defense attorney Frederic Bruno says the plea agreement was a reasonable compromise. Bruno says it's likely Morse will return to law enforcement. City Attorney Gunnar Johnson says the 30-year-old Two Harbors man had no prior history and a low test level for drunken driving. 

Morse must undergo a chemical dependency evaluation.

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