Apr 9, 2013 at 11:47 am
FOLEY, Minn. (KNSI) Sauk Rapids Mayor Brad Gunderson pleaded guilty to drunken driving today and was sentenced in Benton County District Court.
Judge Michael Jesse sentenced Gunderson to 365 days in jail--with 350 days suspended. That means Gunderson will spend 15 days in jail. He will be allowed to serve that time on weekends if approved by the Benton County Sheriff's Department.
Gunderson was also fined $900, and will be on probation for up to six years. The terms of his probation include undergoing a chemical dependency evaulation, refraining from the use of alcohol or mood altering drugs and remaining a law abiding citizen.
Gunderson was arrested on February 19th. His blood alcohol content was .26--or more than three times the legal limit for driving in Minnesota.
This is Gunderson's third DUI. He has resisted calls from some Sauk Rapids residents to resign from office.
Temp: 37°F (3°C)
Wind: 22 W