DRUNK DRIVING

Community Rallies Behind One Man’s Road to Recovery

Family wants people to know not to drink and drive

FARGO, N.D. —┬áPeople in the community are rallying behind one man as he goes through the road to recovery. Four months ago, Josh Jensen was drinking and got behind the wheel. He fell asleep and kept going straight when the road curved. “Drinking and driving is a bad thing. I want people to know that. Also, seatbelts save lives. It…

New Details Released in Death of Woman Found During High Speed Chase

Preliminary results show 58-year-old Michelle Walsh died from head and neck injuries

RAPID CITY, SD — An autopsy confirms the death of a California woman found in the back seat of her son’s SUV is a homicide. Preliminary results show 58-year-old Michelle Walsh died from head and neck injuries. Her body was discovered after South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers chased and stopped the SUV driven by her son, 30-year-old Tosten Lommen. He’s…

High Speed Chase Leads to Discovery of Dead Body Near Rapid City

State authorities are investigating the suspicious death

  RAPID CITY, SD — A woman’s body was found in a vehicle following a high-speed chase in South Dakota. A court complaint says 30-year-old Tosten Lommen of Santa Cruz, California faces charges including aggravated eluding and drunken driving. State authorities are investigating the suspicious death. Bond has been set at $2.5 million. A trooper caught Lommen going more than…

Suspected Drunk Driver Takes Children on High Speed Police Pursuit

Spike strips were used to stop the vehicle near Barnesville

ROTHSAY, Minn. — A suspected drunk driver was arrested after leading authorities on a high speed chase with his children in the vehicle. A caller reported a vehicle swerving on I-94 near Rothsay around 5:30 last night. Wilkin County deputies attempted to pull 27-year-old Andrew Davidson over but he fled and the chase hit speeds of 100 miles per hour….

ND Tax Commissioner to Plead Guilty in Drunk Driving Case

He publicly revealed his battle with alcoholism soon after and has sought treatment in the past

  BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger is pleading guilty to a charge of drunk driving. Rauschenberger was arrested during a traffic stop on September 30. He reports he had a BAC of .20 which is twice the legal limit. The 34-year-old Republican was appointed to his post in 2014 by then Governor Dalrymple. He publicly revealed…

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…

Alcohol Saturation Patrols Increase for Fairs Week in Cass County

It is a big week in the county with the fair, downtown street fair and horse racing this weekend

  CASS COUNTY, ND — Law enforcement is cracking down on drunk driving this week. Troopers will be conducting alcohol saturation patrols in Fargo, West Fargo and across Cass County through Sunday. It is a big week in the county with the fair, downtown street fair and horse racing this weekend. So far this year, 17 people have died in…

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…

Fort Totten Woman Dies After Police Chase, Car Crash

Her passenger, 26-year-old Derrick Brown, was treated and released

  MINOT, N.D. — The driver of a car involved in a chase and crash after a drunken incident early Monday at Sky Dancer Casino has died. Clarice Brown ,25, of Ft. Totten, died of her injuries on Tuesday at Trinity Hospital in Minot. Her passenger, 26-year-old Derrick Brown, was treated and released. Belcourt Police tried to stop Brown on…