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Yankton, SD superintendent arrested on OWI charge

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Gertsema was arrested shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday at a Highway Patrol checkpoint near Vermillion. Gertsema was arrested shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday at a Highway Patrol checkpoint near Vermillion.
YANKTON, SD (KTIV) -

Yankton, South Dakota School Superintendent Joe Gertsema is publicly apologizing after being arrested over the weekend for drunken driving.

Gertsema was arrested shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday at a Highway Patrol checkpoint near Vermillion.

Authorities say he failed a sobriety test.

Gertsema has been Yankton's school superintendent for 23 years.

He told the Press & Dakotan newspaper he's angry with himself, and he apologizes to his family and the community for his "bad decision" to drive after drinking.

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