Minot-Area Lawmaker Cited for Drunk Driving

Rep. Scott Louser, R-Minot, on Jan. 12, 2015, at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Forum News Service file photo

MINOT, N.D. — This morning Rep. Scott Louser, a lawmaker from Minot-area District 5, called me to say he’d recently been charged with driving under the influence.

The details weren’t immediately available via the state’s online criminal records database, but Louser issued a statement owning up to the incident.

“Transparency and accountability in public service has become increasingly important in our of society. To that end, I must disclose that late Thursday night / early Friday morning, I was pulled over in Bismarck and cited for driving under the influence,” he said in the released statement.

When I spoke to Louser, he said the incident was just a traffic stop. He was pulled over and tested over the legal limit.

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