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UPDATE: Baesler arrested on suspicion of DUI



State superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler was arrested last night for driving under the influence.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Baesler was stopped in Mandan on Memorial Highway around 10 pm.

An officer at the Burleigh-Morton Detention Center says Baesler was processed at the Center – and was released shortly thereafter.

In a statement, Baesler said she made a “serious mistake.” She said she let her team at DPI, her family, and herself down – and said she’s “deeply sorry.” Baesler said she will seek help, and “learn from this.”

Baesler was first elected in November, 2012. She had said she is seeking re-election.

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