By Associated Press - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger says he has completed an outpatient alcohol treatment program recommended by his court-appointed counselor.

The 35-year-old Republican was arrested for drunken driving in Mandan on Sept. 30. An arrest report showed he had blood alcohol content of 0.20 percent, which is more than twice the state’s 0.08 legal limit.

Last year, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence. He was given a 10-day suspended jail sentence and put on unsupervised probation for a year.

Rauschenberger says he recently completed four months of weekly meetings that were recommended by his counselor. He says he continues seeking counselling on his own.

Rauschenberger is running for re-election against state Democratic Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen.

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