N.D. Tax Commissioner Rauschenberger pleads guilty to DUI

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger has pleaded guilty to a September DUI charge but will avoid jail time.

Rauschenberger will have his 10 day jail sentence suspended for a year, while he is on probation, and will be required to pay a fine $1,000.

Rauschenberger reached the plea agreement last week and will be required to take a chemical dependency evaluation and complete any recommended treatment.

Rauschenberger says he will remain in office for the time being.

“I haven't made any decisions yet or made or plan to make any announcement in the near future, but in the coming weeks and months I will be making public what my future intentions will be,” said Rauschenberger.

Rauschenberger was arrested for DUI on Sept. 30 in Mandan, since then he says he hasn't consumed any alcohol and has been seeking treatment for addiction.