THE DULLUM FILE Trooper of the Year
For the first time in awhile, the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association met in Grand Forks this week.
Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley spoke to the association last night, sounding very much like a... Posted on 5/20/11 at 1:50 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND N.D. crash fatalities decrease
BISMARCKFewer North Dakotans are dying in car accidents this year compared to last year.
As of Monday, 59 people have died from motor vehicle crashes in North Dakota, compared to 92 people at the sam... Posted on 8/31/10 at 10:56 AM
Starting Oct. 12, area law enforcement will be conducting an increased DUI patrol in northeast North Dakota. Additional officers will be assigned to patrol city and rural roads and state highways, officials with the Northeast Grand Forks Regional DUI Task Force.
The program is aimed at raising awareness of traffic violations that occur around school buses. Troopers ride on buses to observe motorists violating traffic laws and radio that information to troopers in nearby squad cars.
A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper arrested in Beltrami County, MN, for drunken driving has resigned. Captain Kevin Robson had a blood alcohol concentration nearly twice Minnesota's legal limit at .15 percent.
Kevin Robson remains on paid personal leave following March 10 arrest for drunk driving The captain of the Grand Forks office of the North Dakota Highway Patrol had a blood alcohol content nearly twice the legal limit after being arrested for drunk driving in Beltrami County on March 10, according to a sheriff’s office report released Monday.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a Minnesota man is dead after fleeing a trooper and crashing his pickup west of Bismarck. The patrol tells the Bismarck Tribune that 36-year-old Paul J. Mertens, of Ramsey, Minn., died just after 9:30 p.m. Friday while being taken by ambulance to a Bismarck hospital.
Weak winter has more motorists putting the pedal to the metal; poor seatbelt use also contributes to more fatalities Excessive speed and failure to wear seatbelts have killed more people on Minnesota roads through the first 11 weeks of the year, according to the state Department of Public Safety.
“With the upcoming prom and graduation season, the purpose of this is to show the children the awful effect of drinking and driving and to show the community that the area agencies care about their children,” Sheriff Bob Rost said in a news release.
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