PIERZ, Minn. — The Pierz Public Schools superintendent is facing driving while intoxicated charges after he was pulled over Monday night, Aug. 5, on Highway 371 in Fort Ripley with a blood alcohol level of 0.203, according to court documents.

George Stephen Weber, who was hired in 2002 as the superintendent in Pierz, appeared in court the following morning in Morrison County District Court in Little Falls. Weber, 56, of Sauk Rapids, was charged with two gross misdemeanor counts of third-degree DWI. Each count carries a maximum sentence of a year in jail and/or a $3,000 fine.

According to the criminal complaint, the Morrison County Sheriff's Office received several 911 calls at about 12:15 a.m. Monday reporting a driver was traveling south in the northbound lane of Highway 371 in Fort Ripley Township.

A deputy located and stopped the driver, who was identified as Weber. He admitted to the deputy he was drinking beer that night and submitted to a Breathalyzer test, which revealed a blood alcohol level of 0.203.

The deputy arrested Weber for DWI and transported him to the Morrison County Jail.