A Republican state legislator, who previously chaired Tom Emmer's campaign for governor, has been arrested for drunk driving.
Wright County authorities say state Rep. Mark Buesgens, R-Jordan, was arrested Saturday when he was seen driving in a ditch near Maple Lake. His blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit.
Buesgens confirmed the arrest, but he told MPR News he could not comment further until after a meeting with his lawyer.
Buesgens is running for re-election to a seventh term in the Minnesota House. He also served as campaign chairman for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. A campaign spokesman said Buesgens ended that role about a week ago.