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Judge sets bond at $1,500 in crash case

A judge set bond at $1,500 Friday for a Dickinson woman facing three charges after allegedly striking a pedestrian with her car Thursday, said Rhonda Ehlis, assistant Stark County state's attorney.

The Belfield man who was hit was still a patient at a Bismarck hospital Friday.

Kayln Dawn Meduna, 20, was released from the Southwest Multi County Correction Center Friday, corrections staff said.

Meduna was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, possession of marijuana and aggravated reckless driving Thursday in Dickinson.

Joseph Mulske, 22, was allegedly a passenger in Meduna's vehicle but left the scene, according to a previous Press article. He was arrested Friday.

Meduna was driving her 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt east on 21st Street West when she became distracted, according to a press release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

She struck 62-year-old Norbert Rodakowski who was walking west on the edge of the street, according to the release.

Rodakowski is in the intensive care unit at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, hospital staff said Friday. They would not release details of his condition.

Meduna will be subjected to random drug tests as part of her conditions of release, Ehlis said.

NDHP Sgt. Dan Haugen said it's unclear what type of drugs Meduna was allegedly under the influence of.

The speed Meduna was traveling before the accident has not been determined but is being investigated, he added.

Mulske was arrested for warrants for allegedly failing to appear at court hearings, Ehlis said.

"He has a history of not showing up for court," Ehlis said.

Stark County Sheriff Clarence Tuhy said deputies located Mulske in Gladstone Friday morning but would not say how they discovered his whereabouts.

"Mulske was arrested at his parents' place, hiding in a closet," Tuhy said. "There was a search warrant that was received and we did a search in the area where he was staying at."

Paraphernalia found at his parents' house is suspected to be marijuana, Tuhy said, adding until the alleged paraphernalia is tested it won't be known.

"We were looking for him for quite some time, but he kind of tried to avoid us," Tuhy said.

It's unknown if Mulske was residing with his parents, Tuhy said.

Charges for the paraphernalia discovered Friday are pending, Tuhy said.

Mulske likely will not face charges from Thursday's crash, Haugen said.