State Patrol: Sauk Rapids Mayor Had .26 BAC
The State Patrol confirms that Sauk Rapids Mayor Bradley Gunderson had a blood alcohol content of .26 when he was arrested on suspicion of DWI last month.
According to police, 48-year-old Gunderson was arrested after a one-vehicle property damage accident just before 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, on 18th Street North.
Two green trash cans were destroyed plus a florescent yellow crosswalk sign at the intersection of Summit Avenue North and Ninth Avenue.
Gunderson provided a urine sample for analysis by the BCA to determine his blood alcohol level. The Minnesota State Patrol assisted in processing Gunderson and then released him at his home.
When 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS went to Gunderson's home to ask him about the incident, he said "no comment."
"I would hope that he would resign," said resident Erick Anderson after learning the mayor was arrested right outside his front door.
Councilman Paul Weber told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS over the phone he was aware of the situation with the mayor but didn't want talk about the arrest any further than that. Councilman Nick Sauer didn't want to speak either.
This is not the first time Gunderson has been arrested for drinking and driving. He was convicted in 1985 of a DWI in Anoka, and in another DWI in 1991 in Stearns County.