North Dakota's Joe Miller pleads guilty to drunk driving

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July 31, 2013

By Sarah Rosier


Grafton, North Dakota: On July 22, 2013, State Sen. Joe Miller pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of alcohol. When pulled over for speeding in June, Miller was found to have a blood alcohol content of .13, above the legal limit of .08 in North Dakota, and open beer cans in the car. He was charged with speeding, being in physical control of a motor vehicle while over the legal alcohol limit and having an open container. He paid a $500 fee and must complete an educational program on the consequences of driving while impaired.[1]

This is Miller's second alcohol-related legal infraction. In 2007, he pleaded guilty to reckless driving and having an open container. Miller has no plans to resign but stated, "If I decide to run again someday, I want people to hold me responsible."[2]

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