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Published May 02, 2012, 05:39 PM

No Sign of Drinking Before ND Senator's Death

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A police report says former North Dakota Republican Senate majority leader Bob Stenehjem didn't have alcohol or illegal drugs in his system when he was killed in an SUV rollover.

By: Associated Press,

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A police report says former North Dakota Republican Senate majority leader Bob Stenehjem didn't have alcohol or illegal drugs in his system when he was killed in an SUV rollover.

Stenehjem was in Alaska on a family fishing trip when he died last July. The 59-year-old Stenehjem was driving north of Homer, Alaska, when his SUV went off the road and overturned.

Stenehjem wasn't wearing a seat belt, and he was thrown from the vehicle. Stenehjem's son suffered a broken right wrist, and his grandson was treated at a hospital and released.

The group had been out fishing late the night before. KFGO Radio of Fargo obtained an Alaska state police report on the crash. It quotes a witness as saying the SUV was weaving before the accident.

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