GRAND FORKS - A North Dakota State Patrol trooper arrested in Beltrami County, Minn., for drunken driving has resigned.

A urinalysis showed Grand Forks Highway Patrol Captain Kevin Robson had a blood alcohol concentration nearly twice Minnesota's legal limit at .15 percent.

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Robson, 42, was on personal leave following his March 10 DUI arrest and handed in his resignation on Friday, according to Col. James Prochniak, superintendent of the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

A Beltrami County Sheriff's Office report says Robson denied drinking and driving when pulled over by a deputy who was called about a report of a hit-and-run accident.

The report says Robson had difficulty maintaining his balance and was defensive dealing with the arresting officers.

Robson faces a charge of fourth-degree driving while intoxicated.

A phone message left for Robson at his home by WDAZ-TV seeking comment has not been returned.