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Alcohol suspected as factor in rollover that injured three

STEELE — Authorities have identified three 19-year-old Bismarck men injured in a rollover Friday southeast of Steele in which the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Chad Tarno was driving west on 41st Street Southeast about 3 miles southeast of Steele around 12:30 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, which rolled over in the south ditch, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The rollover threw Tyler Bonagofsky out of the car. Bonagofsky, who had been in the back seat, was transported with Tarno to Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck.

The two men weren’t wearing seat belts. The other passenger, James Barnes, did have his seat belt on and was also injured in the rollover.

Police arrested Tarno on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The Highway Patrol is still investigating.

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