East Grand Forks woman arrested for side-swiping Highway Patrol vehicle near Jamestown

No injuries were reported in the crash.

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An East Grand Forks woman was arrested Thursday evening, Oct. 14, after allegedly side-swiping a parked North Dakota Highway Patrol vehicle near Jamestown. No injuries were reported in the crash.

Angela Rose Fickert, 51, was arrested for driving under suspension and cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and driving without a license. She also had an outstanding warrant for her arrest out of Morton County for failing to appear on a previous driving-under-suspension charge.

According to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the trooper was assisting a stranded motorist on I-94 near mile marker 257 outside Jamestown just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle had broken down along the eastbound median shoulder and a tow truck was on scene to remove the stranded vehicle.

The trooper's vehicle was parked with their emergency lights activated to warn traffic of the stranded vehicle, according to the release, and an amber arrow board was also set up to direct traffic to move to the right.

The release states that Fickert approached the trooper in a 2002 Chevrolet Impala in the left lane of eastbound I-94, slowed, and side-swiped the patrol car. She did not stop and continued to travel eastbound on I-94, according to NDHP.


The NDHP trooper left the stranded motorist and tow truck and stopped the Impala. After an investigation, the Stutsman County Sheriff's Office placed Fickert under arrest.

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