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Pickup hits two vehicles, building in downtown Grand Forks

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A pickup truck shows significant damage after crashing into a building at 315 First Ave. N. late Tuesday night in downtown Grand Forks. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald2 / 6
Paramedics from Altru Hospital and Grand Forks Fire Department attend to an injured person at a crash at 315 First Ave. N. late Tuesday night. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald3 / 6
Paramedics attend to an injured person at the site of a pickup crash at 315 First Ave. N. late Tuesday night in downtown Grand Forks. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald4 / 6
A Subaru hatchback shows damage from a crash on N. Third St. on Tuesday night in downtown Grand Forks. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald5 / 6
A pickup crashed into the corner of Olson, Juntunen & Sandberg Law Office at 315 First Ave. N., sending at least one person to Altru Hospital late Tuesday night. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald6 / 6

A motorist was drunk when he drove a pickup that hit two vehicles and crashed into a law office building Tuesday night in downtown Grand Forks, police said.

Stephanie Kay Falcon, 27, of Belcourt, N.D., was taken to Altru Hospital for unknown injuries from the scene of the crash at 315 First Ave. N. Emergency agencies responded at 10:41 p.m. to the crash, where they found a pickup that collided into the corner of the Olson, Juntunen & Sandberg law office.

Falcon allegedly hit a vehicle on North Third Street parked near The Current Apartments before hitting a vehicle parked in the 300 block of First Avenue North, according to a news release. She then hit the law office building.

Falcon, who wasn’t in the vehicle when emergency responders arrived at the scene, was cited for driving under the influence, and charges were forwarded to the city prosecutor for driving under suspension and leaving the scene of a crash, police said.

Officers did not know Falcon’s condition as of 2 p.m. Wednesday. No one else was injured in the crash, police said.

Anyone with information on this crash or who witnessed this crash is asked to contact the Grand Forks Police Department at (701) 787-8000.

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers crime and education. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family raises registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as a city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

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