The Chairman of the House Finance and Taxation Committee was arrested in Stutsman County and will appear in court the day after election day

(BISMARCK, ND) — Today, North Dakotans learned that  District 29 Republican Representative Craig Headland, who serves as Chairman of the House Finance and Taxation Committee, was arrested over the weekend in Stutsman County for driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Scott McNeil, Executive Director of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL, released the following statement:

“The day after election day, instead of speaking with his constituents, Representative Craig Headland will be making his first court appearance stemming from his citation for driving under the influence. The North Dakota Republican Party has been excusing the bad behavior of their candidates for years and it is time for them to show some leadership and hold their elected officials accountable for their actions. North Dakotans want government officials that reflect their values and respect for the rule of law. ”