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Commentary: Tax commissioner lying during DUI arrest is unacceptable

North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger is arrested for drunk driving Sept. 30, 2017, in Mandan, N.D., in this screenshot of a Highway Patrol video of the incident.

Yesterday the North Dakota Highway Patrol released to the public video of Tax Commissioner Ryan Raushchenberger’s arrest for DUI back in September. He pleaded guilty to those charges earlier this week.

(View video of the arrest here.)

Rauschenberger lied about his drinking, and pretty flagrantly too:

Rauschenberger told Trooper Tarek Chase that he had “like one drink … like three hours ago” after he was pulled over at 10:18 p.m. on Sept. 30, according to a report provided Tuesday by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. But a preliminary breath test indicated his blood alcohol content was .208 percent, more than twice the legal limit, while a later test showed a BAC of .206 percent.

Rauschenberger, a Republican, said Tuesday he had more than one drink.

Click to read the rest at Say Anything.

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