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Associated Press, Published February 18 2013

Sauk Rapids mayor arrested on suspicion of DWI

SAUK RAPIDS — The new mayor of the central Minnesota city of Sauk Rapids is facing a drunken driving charge.

Police Chief Perry Beise tells the St. Cloud Times that Mayor Brad Gunderson was arrested on Sunday afternoon after crashing the vehicle he was driving and failing a preliminary breath test. Nobody was injured in the crash.

The chief says the mayor was taken home and dropped off in the care of a sober person and was not booked into jail.

Gunderson has not yet been charged. Authorities are waiting on lab test results.

The 48-year-old Gunderson is in the first months of his first term as mayor. He declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press on Monday night.