Sauk Rapids Mayor Admits to DWI, Gets 15 Days in Jail

Updated: 04/10/2013 6:40 AM By: Cassie Hart

The mayor of Sauk Rapids will spend some time in jail after admitting to drinking and driving.

Mayor Brad Gunderson pleaded guilty to DWI Tuesday afternoon. He was arrested in February after getting into a crash near his home.

According to the complaint, Gunderson had a blood-alcohol level of 0.26 percent about 90 minutes after his arrest. Minnesota's legal limit is 0.08 percent. The complaint says Gunderson told the arresting officer he had two beers at a bar that afternoon.
Gunderson began his first term as mayor Jan. 1. He has said he won't resign.

Gunderson was sentenced to 15 days in jail, must pay a $900 fine, and must undergo treatment.