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Minn. trooper arrested on DWI suspicion

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota state trooper is on investigative leave after his arrest on suspicion of driving while impaired.

Trooper Nick Morse of Two Harbors was arrested Wednesday when he reported for training at the State Patrol district office in Duluth.

Officials say a supervisor noticed the odor of alcohol coming from Morse at the district office. Field sobriety tests were administered, and Morse was arrested by a State Patrol lieutenant.

Morse was taken to the St. Louis County Jail, where he took a breath test that registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent — the legal limit in Minnesota. Morse was then booked into jail and issued a citation for fourth-degree DUI.

Morse has been a state trooper since April 2009. The phone at his home rang unanswered Thursday.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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