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There will be extra patrols on ND roads looking for impaired drivers

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — Expect the North Dakota Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies to be doing extra patrols on the roads these next couple of weeks. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign aims to educate people about the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one person…

Retired highway patrol sergeant reacts to third police-involved shooting in past month

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Five Fargo police officers and a North Dakota State Trooper are on paid leave after 35-year-old Andrew Martinez was shot and killed in Mapleton. A former sergeant with the North Dakota Highway Patrol says because of Fargo’s growing population, more crime and situations like police-involved shootings come with the territory. “We wanted to be a big…

Highway patrol investigating fatal motorcycle crash

FARGO (KVRR) – A 36-year-old man is dead following a motorcycle crash on I-94 near West Fargo. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday near mile marker 341. While traveling westbound, the rider of the motorcycle lost control. The motorcycle began to wobble, and the rider was thrown from the motorcycle. The motorcycle came…

Woman dies after motorcycle crash in south Fargo

(courtesy, KFGO)FARGO (KVRR) – A Fargo woman has died following a crash involving two motorcycles Sunday night. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Tessa Holt was riding a motorcycle that collided with a second motorcycle on South University Drive, near the junction of I-94. Both motorcycles were southbound. Holt lost control and was thrown from her motorcycle. The second…

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…

Blizzard across the region keeps roads closed in Central & Western ND

FARGO, N.D.  (KVRR) – The April blizzard is forcing the state’s transportation department to close roads and start clearing them up. With strong wind gusts and over a foot of snow in certain areas, North Dakota Highway Patrol are making it clear it’s best to hunker down at home with no travel advisories taking up a majority of the state…

Semi full of french fries overturns on I-29

GARDNER, N.D. (KVRR) – Two people were taken by ambulance to a Fargo hospital Friday morning when a semi carrying refrigerated french fries rolled over on I-29 near Gardner. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Balbahadur Aulakh of Winnipeg was driving south when the semi partially entered the ditch. The driver tried to get back on the road, but…

Driver sought following high-speed chase into Fargo

FARGO (KVRR) – The North Dakota Highway Patrol is searching for the driver of a car involved in a high speed chase between Mapleton and Fargo. A state trooper attempted to stop a Pontiac Grand Prix for failing to maintain its lane. The driver of the vehicle fled, traveling eastbound on I-94. The Pontiac exited at mile marker 338 collided…