It is not clear if the driver of a semi-truck was on duty during an incident that apparently involved cans of beer, a firearm and North Dakota police. The driver was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for firing a firearm within the city limits. He is also facing two felonies in addition to the weapons charge.
An 18-wheeler driver was recently charged with manslaughter after police say he caused a fatal accident. He was apparently not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol at the time of the wreck. Still, he could face potentially serious consequences -- including fines and jail time -- if convicted on this criminal charge.
A North Dakota man was found guilty recently in federal court. Though he did not specifically face weapons charges, he was found to have used a Samurai sword to kill his life-long friend. He ultimately pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to serve six years in prison. The sentence could have been as much as 78 months.
Currently in North Dakota, it is considered a misdemeanor to carry a hidden firearm without a permit. Thanks to recently-passed legislation, however, individuals will soon be able to carry a handgun without a concealed-carry permit.