North Dakota GOP lawmaker reaches plea deal on DUI charge

Published 02-18-2019

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Republican lawmaker from eastern North Dakota has had a drunken driving charge dropped after a plea deal with prosecutors.

KFGO radio reports Rep. Craig Headland, of Montpelier, was arrested in October on Interstate 94 in Stutsman County.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Headland refused a field chemical test and was arrested.

Headland was charged with driving under the influence but was dropped after he pleaded guilty to reckless driving last week.

He was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $250 in fees. He also must perform 40 hours of community service.

Headland is a farmer who was first elected to the state House in 2002. He represents District 29, which includes Foster County, rural Stutsman County and parts of Eddy and LaMoure counties.

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