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Two Stark County Sheriff's Department vehicles need new glass after the windows were shattered after a scuffle followed by a run-in with a pheasant in Richardton, Tuesday evening.


Joel Rudnick, a 27-year-old from Fargo, is accused of kicking an officer in the knee and arm and the officer sustained minor injuries during the incident at the Cenex.

"We had a report of a (driving under the influence) and the officer got a hold of the individual and arrested him for DUI and he became a little upset and resisted," Stark County Sheriff Clarence Tuhy said. "He kicked the officer, kicked the window out of one of the sheriff's vehicles and he was put in a different vehicle because of the glass, and then that deputy was coming into town bringing him to jail and a pheasant ended up coming up out of the ditch and shattered the windshield."

Rudnick was not injured. He is being charged with assaulting a peace officer, criminal mischief and driving under the influence, Tuhy added. He is being held at the Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center in Dickinson.