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North Dakota state representative pleads not guilty to DUI

FARGO - A North Dakota state representative charged with driving under the influence has pleaded not guilty in Cass County District Court. Scot Kelsh, D-Fargo, did not appear at his arraignment Tuesday morning. His attorney, Willie Kirschner, ent...

FARGO - A North Dakota state representative charged with driving under the influence has pleaded not guilty in Cass County District Court.

Scot Kelsh, D-Fargo, did not appear at his arraignment Tuesday morning.

His attorney, Willie Kirschner, entered a not guilty plea on his behalf to the Class B misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. Kelsh was charged in November.

Kelsh, who has been in the state Legislature since 1996, voted for more stringent DUI laws in the legislative session this year.

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