State. Rep. Mark Buesgens, R-Jordan, has pleaded guilty to a September drunken driving charge and will perform 60 hours of community service, the Associated Press reported.
Buesgens was stopped in Wright County on Sept. 18 after he was spotted driving his car out of a ditch. His blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit. He was arrested for a DWI and an open bottle violation. Buesgens will be sentenced Nov. 23 and will also get a term of probation.
Buesgens won re-election to his House seat Tuesday, besting DFL political newcomer Jannaya LaFrance by more than 6,000 votes.
Buesgens, who was a campaign consultant for GOP gubernatorial nominee Tom Emmer before the arrest, resigned from a Republican Party consulting job. He has said he will seek a chemical-dependency evaluation.