drunken driving

Trooper escapes injury when squad struck by drunken driver

MANDAN, N.D. – A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper guarding a road closure gate for Interstate 94 in Mandan avoided injury when his squad car was struck by a drunken driver. The patrol says incident happened early Sunday morning after the interstate was shut down because of a blizzard. The trooper was facing eastbound in the westbound lane with his…

Charges pending against drunken driver in police crash

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Charges are pending against a suspected drunken driver who crashed head-long into a St. Cloud Police officer’s squad car. The crash occurred about 6:20 a.m. Sunday. Investigators said the officer was on traveling southbound on patrol and not using his emergency lights when he saw a minivan coming at him head-on. The officer swerved but the…

North Dakota bill wipes records clean for drunken drivers

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota House has endorsed a bill requiring the state‚Äôs courts to seal drunken driving records if the offender stays out of trouble for at least seven years. Representatives voted 89-3 on Monday to approve the bill that backers said was aimed at giving convicted drunken drivers who stay out of trouble better odds of getting…

Moorhead Officer Charged With DUI Has Resigned

Sgt. Thad Stafford was off duty when he was arrested in August after someone near Mick's Office Bar reported seeing an intoxicated man get into a vehicle.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KFGO) – A Moorhead police officer who had been charged with two counts of drunken driving has resigned. Sgt. Thad Stafford was off duty when he was arrested in August after someone near Mick’s Office Bar reported seeing an intoxicated man get into a vehicle. Police later located the vehicle in the 2000 block of 33rd street south….