Sometimes, a routine traffic stop in North Dakota can turn into something more. Some people panic when they see blue lights in the rearview mirror and make questionable decisions that lead to serious criminal charges, such as fleeing the from authorities. Such seems to be the case in Fargo recently, where two people were arrested on multiple charges after fleeing from police.
Pursuit and arrests
The incident occurred sometime Friday night on Oct. 14. A 29-year-old man from Fargo and a 24-year-old woman from Moorhead were in a car on Brookwood Lane in West Fargo. For reasons unknown, police tried to initiate a traffic stop, at which time, the driver reportedly fled.
The car sped off toward the 1700 block of Main Avenue. Authorities say they were able to catch up to the vehicle and stopped the car using a pit maneuver. Upon stopping the vehicle, police searched the car and claim to have found drugs and a concealed weapon. The driver was charged with fleeing, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, concealed weapon charges and drug charges. The passenger, the woman, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and felony possession of a firearm. Police say they may bring additional charges as well.
Right to defense
As is their right, the couple arrested can fight the charges against them. Considering how serious the charges are, they will want each to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney in North Dakota immediately. A lawyer will analyze the tactics law enforcement used to apprehend the accused and challenge the evidence to help the clients pursue the best outcome possible.