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Attorney for sheriff cited for DUI reviewing case

January 28, 2020 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The attorney for the sheriff of Mercer County says prosecutors will have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that his client was driving drunk.

Sheriff Dean Danzeisen was cited for DUI last week in Bismarck. Defense attorney Chris Redmann said Tuesday he is beginning to review the case against Danzeisen.

A field sobriety test showed Danzeisen’s blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit, The Bismarck Tribune reported.

His blood alcohol content was 0.194%, according to the document. The legal limit in North Dakota for driving is 0.08%.


Danzeisen is scheduled to appear in Bismarck Municipal Court on the misdemeanor charge on Feb. 5. Danzeisen has been the county’s sheriff for more than 17 years.