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Former ND trooper, arrested in Bemidji for drunken driving, pleads guilty

BEMIDJI, Minn. - The former commander of the Grand Forks regional office of the North Dakota Highway Patrol pleaded guilty to drunken driving Friday in state district court in Bemidji.

Kevin John Robson, 42, was ordered to pay $610 in fines and fees and will be under two years of unsupervised probation.

He also had a 90-day jail sentence suspended for two years and was given credit for one day served.

Robson, of Grand Forks, resigned his position on May 4, after 15 years with the highway patrol.

He was the administrative head of the seven-county region, which includes 29 officers.

On March 10, Robson was arrested for drunk driving near Bemidji after being pulled over on suspicion of hit-and-run with another vehicle.

He was arrested after failing a number of field tests and provided a urine sample that tested .15 percent alcohol concentration.

From 1990 to 1993, Robson was on the UND football team and was named captain his senior season.