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Park Rapids man appears in Becker County on DWI charges

A Park Rapids man made his first court appearance June 18 in Becker County District Court on two felony counts of first degree driving while intoxicated.

Jonathon Richard, Nauber, 25, of 300 W. 8th St., Park Rapids, is also facing related charges of misdemeanor motor vehicle tampering and gross misdemeanor driving after license cancellation.

The charges stem from a June 17 incident in Becker County, in which Nauber allegedly took a vehicle that didn't belong to him out for a ride while the owner was attending a bonfire. He later returned the vehicle undamaged, but when he was approached by law enforcement officers for questioning, he appeared intoxicated, and failed field sobriety tests administered at the scene. He later refused to take a blood test.

Nauber has been released on $15,000 bond, pending his next court appearance on June 28.