MILES CITY, Mont.
A city judge in Miles City has been accused of drunken driving.
Miles City Police Department records show City Judge Ralph Dukart was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence per se at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday.
In addition, the 60-year-old Dukart was charged with failing to drive on the right side of the road.
Local Justice of the Peace Don Neese says both charges are misdemeanors and Dukart has been released on his own recognizance.
Dukart declined comment when reached by telephone at his home Tuesday.
He is scheduled to appear before Neese, but Neese says he will recuse himself and bring in a judge from outside the area to handle the case.
Dukart is serving his first four-year term as city judge and has filed to seek another term in November 2009.
Information from: Miles City Star, http://www.milescitystar.com