BISMARCK — North Dakota State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler has commented on her drunk driving arrest and said she will seek formal counseling and treatment.

In a statement released Wednesday morning, March 4, Baesler said she remains committed to her work with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.

This statement comes less than a week after she was arrested for drunk driving on Thursday, Feb. 27.

Baesler was also involved in a Republican fundraiser where she was signing wine bottles just days after the arrest.

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Baesler was first elected in 2012 and is once again up for reelection this November.

Read the full statement below: