N.D. lawmaker pleads guilty to drunken drivingA North Dakota lawmaker has pleaded guilty to drunken driving.
BISMARCK (AP) — A North Dakota lawmaker has pleaded guilty to drunken driving.
Bismarck Republican Rep. Dwight Wrangham was fined $400, given a seven-day suspended jail sentence and put on a year’s unsupervised probation. The 65-year-old Wrangham also was ordered to undergo an alcohol evaluation.
Wrangham was due in court Thursday, but his attorney worked out a plea agreement beforehand, and Wrangham didn’t have to appear in person.
Wrangham was first elected to the North Dakota House in 2000. He represents parts of Burleigh and McLean counties in west-central North Dakota.
He was arrested June 27 when the car he was driving ran into a trailer that was carrying wrecked vehicles in east Bismarck.
Wrangham had been attending a North Dakota House Republican fundraising golf tournament before he was stopped.