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Russel Ulmer


A Mandan man with a history of drunken driving-related offenses went to jail Monday for his fourth DUI charge in recent years. 

Russel Ulmer, 57, is charged with felony DUI and misdemeanor driving under suspension or revocation. His North Dakota criminal record indicates many similar offenses back to 1995, including three DUI violations since 2011, as well as multiple counts of DUS and driving without liability insurance.

Court documents say a Morton County sheriff's deputy stopped Ulmer around 1 a.m. Monday on Morton County Road 139 for crossing the center line. Field sobriety tests reportedly indicated he was intoxicated, and he admitted to drinking, according to the case's affidavit.

Two separate breath alcohol concentration tests about an hour apart reportedly measured his BrAC at 0.25 percent and 0.239 percent, about three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

He was arrested and is held at the Burleigh-Morton County Detention Center, pending $5,000 cash bond.

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