State Rep. Mark Buesgens, R-Jordan, former campaign manager and campaign chairman for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, was arrested Saturday night and charged with fourth-degree driving while drunk.
“Mark made a serious mistake in judgment,” Emmer is quoted on Twitter by MPR’s Tom Scheck as saying. “I am thankful that he did not hurt others or himself. Driving under the influence is not acceptable. Mark is a friend. He is a good man. We will help him and his family in any way possible. They are in my thoughts and prayers.”
Buesgens, who left the Emmer campaign last week to work for the Minnesota Republican Party, is running for re-election. He was first elected to the House in 1998.