WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Latest News

Cass County Official Pleads Guilty To DUI

View Comments
(credit: Jupiter Images)

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Good Question: How Is The 35W Bridge Lit?
  2. 91-Year-Old Local Author On The Secrets Of Successful Women
  3. Volunteer Week: Crisis Nursery Helps Victims Of Child Abuse
  4. Metro Transit: Man Pinned Under Bus In Uptown
  5. Authorities Picking Up The Pieces After Dinkytown Disturbance

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The administrator of North Dakota’s most populous county has agreed to plead guilty to drunken driving for a Sept. 3 incident in Minnesota’s Otter Tail County.

The Forum reports that Cass County Administrator Keith Berndt of Fargo agreed to a suspended 90-day jail sentence and $585 in fines and fees, under a plea agreement filed last week.

The 51-year-old Berndt says he had nothing to add to his earlier comments, when he told The Forum that he considered the incident to be “a serious lapse of judgment on my part.”

Court documents show that Berndt’s wife, Carol, called authorities to report her husband was driving drunk.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus