The North Dakota Highway Patrol recently arrested a woman for her alleged role in a multi-vehicle accident. This event happened July 1, at approximately 2:30 p.m., near Grand Forks. Authorities believe driving under the influence was a contributing factor in this crash. As such, this individual has been charged with DUI.
According to reports, a 54-year-old female was driving her vehicle on U.S. Highway 2 W. when she apparently failed to stop in time for a red light and struck the back end of the car in front of her. That car then hit the SUV in front of it. Four people in the two impacted vehicles walked away unharmed, but the driver believed responsible for the crash was hurt and taken to an area hospital to treat minor injuries.
Few other details have been released about this collision. It is unclear if the accused is thought to have been under the influence of drugs, alcohol or both at the time of the crash. It is also unknown if sobriety testing took place at the scene of the crash or the hospital. All that is known is a DUI charge was filed in this case.
A DUI charge is serious and not something to treat lightly. The accused can help herself by seeking assistance fighting the charge in a North Dakota criminal court. An experienced criminal defense attorney can investigate the matter, question any evidence offered against the accused and help her fight for the best outcome possible.