A 30-year-old woman was allegedly drunk when she crashed her car on Interstate 29 in Fargo on April 13. Authorities said she suffered serious injuries. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the woman was headed northbound on I-29 in a 1999 Lexus when she smashed into the back of a 2003 Honda Accord near the 13th Avenue overpass at approximately 12:30 a.m. The impact forced the Honda into another northbound lane, and the Lexus landed in a ditch. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage.
A North Dakota man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after allegedly steering a Zamboni erratically during a high school hockey game in Fargo on Jan. 30. The incident happened around 8:15 p.m. at South Sports Arena.
North Dakota residents whose teenage children have been arrested after sexting incidents may have questions about why their children are facing charges. While most criminal codes do not address sexting, it is possible that teenagers under 18 may be accused of child pornography charges.
North Dakota law enforcement officials reported on Dec. 13 that two individuals believed to be involved in a home invasion were taken into custody. Two homeowners purportedly suffered injuries in the incident.
Residents of North Dakota may have heard the term phishing before. However, it is important to understand what it is and how it can affect a person. Phishing is the act of fishing for an individual's financial or other personal information. It commonly involves an individual receiving an email that looks like it is from a financial or government agency. However, it is actually from a person or entity committing a scam.
North Dakota parents may be aware of a modern phenomenon called cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is similar to traditional bullying, except that it occurs online or through other digital means. Examples of cyberbullying include sending threatening emails, spreading revealing or embarrassing information about an individual or using a website to rate people on their appearance. Ultimately, these actions attempt to intimidate or humiliate an individual.
The North Dakota Supreme Court faces a complex decision in the matter of criminal penalties for refusal to submit to field or chemical testing in potential DUI cases. Two October 2013 cases took center stage in the court's deliberation as attorneys for two defendants charged with DUI argued that the state's new laws go against the fourth amendment. The fourth amendment of the United States Constitution states that citizens should not be subjected to unreasonable search and seizure.
A 50-year-old man was taken into custody on Sept. 21 at a Bismarck hotel. He reportedly sent nude photographs of himself via email as well as explicit text messages to an officer posing as a 16-year-old girl. The man then reportedly arranged to meet with the undercover officer at the hotel.
Grand Forks golf enthusiasts may be interested in an incident that led to a drunk driving charge for one man who took his vehicle for an afternoon spin on a country club course in Fargo on Sept. 7. According to media sources, the 30-year-old man has now been charged with DUI three times within the past seven years. Sources say that no injuries were reported during the most recent incident.
Two 15-year-old teens from North Dakota are now in custody and facing several serious criminal charges after an alleged crime spree that spanned hundreds of miles and two different states.