Kirsten Baesler is set for her day in court.

The Bismarck Tribune reports the North Dakota School Superintendent faces misdemeanor DUI charges for the incident where she was stopped and arrested by police last month.

Her day in court is set for March 25. The DUI charge is a Class B misdemeanor, with a maximum penalty of up to 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine.

Police cited Ms. Baesler for "care required" following a February 26 traffic stop.

The arresting officer reported he smelled alcohol when he approached Ms. Baesler in her car. He said he noticed that her eyes were "bloodshot and watery," and her speech was slurred.

Documents say she refused breath testing when read the state's implied consent advisory for determining alcohol concentration.

The state trooper arrested her and took her to Morton County Correctional.

Ms. Baesler issued an apology for the incident last week. She is currently in the running for a third term as North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction.

[Source: Bismarck Tribune]


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