State Trooper Charged With Driving While Impaired

By KBJR News 1

September 27, 2012 Updated Sep 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM CDT

(DULUTH,MN)---A Minnesota State Trooper from Two Harbors has been charged with drunk driving while on duty.

Trooper Nick Morse was arrested for driving while impaired when he reported for an 8 a–m training session at the Duluth Minnesota State Patrol Office on Wednesday.

The scent of alcohol was detected by a supervisor at the district office.
Morse was booked into the St. Louis County Jail and received a citation for fourth degree DUI.

"Very disappointing to say the least. Taking drunk drivers off the road is our most important mission and we certainly do not tolerate that behavior."

Field sobriety tests indicate Morris's blood alcohol level was at point zero eight, which is the Minnesota legal limit for driving.
Public Information officer Lieutenant Eric Roeske says Morse will be held accountable for his actions.

Morris has been placed on leave until the criminal and internal investigation has been completed.

Justin Reis, NNC. jreis@northlandsnewscenter.com