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Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tommy Kramer faces being charged with drunken driving for the third time in 11 years.

Orono City Attorney Bryan Crawford said Tuesday that he was reviewing police reports and expects to issue a formal complaint by the end of this week or early next week."There will be alcohol-related offenses included," Crawford said.

Kramer, 36, was alone when stopped at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday after police clocked him driving about 16 mph above the 40 mph speed limit, according to police Lt. Mark Moran.

Kramer failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breath test, Moran said.

He was cooperative and was not taken to jail, Moran said. He was released to the custody of friends, police said.

Kramer's wife, Carrie, said Tuesday that the two had separated Monday and that Kramer was no longer living in their Bloomington home. Mrs. Kramer learned of the arrest from a reporter. Kramer couldn't be reached for comment.

Kramer underwent alcoholism rehabilitation after being arrested by Bloomington police on a DWI charge in July 1987. He was later acquitted.

He was arrested for a similar offense in Houston in 1980 and underwent chemical dependency treatment in California two years later.

The Vikings left Kramer unprotected in Plan B after the 1989 season. Kramer signed with the New Orleans Saints on Aug. 25, 1990, and was released a month later.

Except when he was injured, Kramer was the Vikings' starting quarterback from 1979-86.