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Man arrested for DUI after early morning crash in north Grand Forks

Grand Forks Police arrested a man for driving under the influence early Sunday morning after the vehicle he was driving crashed into mailboxes, a tree and a parked car in north Grand Forks.

Grand Forks Police arrested a man for driving under the influence early Sunday morning after the vehicle he was driving crashed into mailboxes, a tree and a parked car in north Grand Forks.

Police were sent to the 600 block of North 43rd Street at about 2 a.m. Sunday after a report of a one-vehicle crash. A 2001 Nissan Exterra driven by Michael Glende, 23, was traveling south on North 43rd when he apparently lost control of the SUV, which slid up on the berm and hit a set of mailboxes and a tree, police said.

Officers of the Grand Forks Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of North 43rd St. for a one vehicle crash. Grand Forks Fire Department and Altru Ambulance were also dispatched. The vehicle involved in the crash was a 2001 Nissan Xterra driven by 23 year old Michael Glende. The Nissan was Southbound on N 43rd St. when it appears that the driver lost control, sliding up onto the East berm, striking a set of mailboxes and tree. After hitting those objects, police say the vehicle crossed the road and struck a parked car. Police say a witness attempted to give aid to the passenger in the vehicle, but the passenger fled on foot. Glende was arrested for DUI, and the investigation continues. Police ask anyone who has information on the crash to call (701) 787-8000.

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