CITATIONS

Rider Cited for Watercraft Jump Over Road in YouTube Stunt

The video has received more than 400,000 views.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.–A YouTube stunt that involved jumping a personal watercraft over a Minnesota road has amassed hundreds of thousands of views and a couple of citations. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued two citations-the equivalent of traffic tickets-to the rider. Conservation Officer Jacob Swedberg says Jake Sherbrooke was cited for careless operation of a personal watercraft and…

More than 5,000 Cited for Using Cellphones while Driving

Fines are $50 for the first offense and $275 for each subsequent violation, plus court costs.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–State officials say more than 5,000 citations have been issued to drivers in Minnesota since a hands-free law took affect in August. The new law makes it illegal to use a cellphone while driving. Department of Public Safety spokesman Mike Hanson says law enforcement officers don’t have to determine what drivers are doing with their cellphones, just the…

Fireworks Related Incidents In The F-M Area

WEST FARGO, ND — West Fargo authorities report 15 incident related to fireworks over the July 4th Holiday. West Fargo Fire reports five fireworks related calls for either dumpster or other outside trash, trash or rubbish fire contained or outside rubbish fire. West Fargo Police had 10 fireworks related calls for the following reasons, fireworks shot off outside the time…

Excuse For Speeding: “Trying to make it to Taco Bell before it closed”

Minnesota statewide crackdown on speeding and unsafe driving between July 6 and 22

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A driver “trying to make it to Taco Bell before it closed” is among the thousands of motorists cited for speeding in Minnesota last month. That driver was caught going 99 miles per hour in a 65. Another person told authorities they had “just picked up a glass cake pan from a friend, excited to get…

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Sees Increase in Drunk Driving

They say overall misdemeanor and drug arrests are down

  STURGIS, SD — Highway Patrol officers say crime at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is down from last year, except for drunk driving. Reports show 28 people were arrested for drunk driving in relation to the ride, five more than last year. Officers issued 526 citations so far, down from last year’s 733. They say overall misdemeanor and drug arrests…

Minnesota State Patrol Reports Catching Speeders Up to 155mph

During the campaign, officers in 20 agencies reported speeds of 100 miles per hour or higher

MINNESOTA — A crackdown on speeders in Minnesota caught violators going 110, 120 and even 155 miles per hour. That speeder was caught by the Minnesota State Patrol in the Detroit Lakes area. Authorities from 300 agencies issued a total of 16,580 citations for speeding during the two-week extra speed enforcement from July 7 through 23. During the campaign, officers…

Girl on Bicycle Injured After Being Hit by a Teen Driver in Grand Forks

Police said a 12-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after being hit by a teen driver

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Police in Grand Forks said a 12-year-old girl riding a bicycle was hit by a car driven by a 16-year-old boy at around 6:45 Saturday afternoon. The girl was taken to Altru Hospital by ambulance for unspecified injuries. Authorities said she was heading south on her bike while the car was heading west before the two…

North Dakota’s Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign Releases Numbers

Officers issued 58 other traffic violation citations along with 40 for speeding and 24 for not wearing a seat belt

  NORTH DAKOTA — U Drive. U Text. U Pay. That distracted driving enforcement campaign in North Dakota in April resulted in 390 citations. At least 190 citations were given out for distracted driving. Officers issued 58 other traffic violation citations along with 40 for speeding and 24 for not wearing a seat belt. Law enforcement agencies across the state…

Authorities Identify Motorcyclist Killed in Fargo Crash

Police say it appears Beighley struck the side of the car in the 2000 block of 45th Street South

  FARGO, ND — Fargo Police have identified the motorcyclist who died after crashing into a car on Sunday afternoon. He was 24-year-old Tanner Beighley of Fargo. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police say it appears Beighley struck the side of the car in the 2000 block of 45th Street South. Witnesses say nearby drivers and riders…

North Dakota Authorities Make Nearly 90 Arrests During Sober Campaign

Officers made 88 DUI arrests during the campaign from March 1 to 31

NORTH DAKOTA — More than 20 percent of the citations issued during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign were alcohol and drug-related. A total of 867 citations were issued in North Dakota. Officers made 88 DUI arrests during the campaign from March 1 to 31. There were another 23 arrests or citations for other alcohol-related violations such as…