STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s former minister for higher education has been fined almost $5,000 for drunken driving, an offense that prompted her to resign last month.

Aida Hadzialic was stopped by police when she was returning from a concert with a blood-alcohol level just above the legal limit, which is lower in Sweden than in many other European countries.

The 29-year-old Hadzialic called it her “life’s biggest mistake” and stepped down immediately.

Prosecutors on Tuesday issued a fine of 40,000 kronor ($4,670).

Born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hadzialic became Sweden’s first Muslim minister when she joined the government in 2014.

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