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Alabama man charged with DUI after I-94 accident by Richardton

A semi truck blocks the eastbound passing lane on Interstate 94 about 2 miles west of Richardton on Sunday night after partially going into the ditch. Press Photo by Bryan Horwath

Jeremy Wilson, 34, of Birmingham was cited for DUI after the 2002 Dodge Durango he was driving sideswiped a 2008 Volvo semi just after 6 p.m. while traveling eastbound on I-94 about 2 miles west of the Richardton exit, according to a North Dakota Highway Patrol release.

Neither Wilson nor the driver of the semi were injured but the accident slowed eastbound interstate traffic to one lane for more than an hour following the wreck, according to the release. The release stated the driver of the semi was wearing a seatbelt, but that it was unknown if Wilson was wearing his restraint.

Emergency personnel were seen siphoning fuel from the semi at the scene of the accident at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday night. Richardton fire and ambulance personnel and the Stark County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash.

Sgt. Dan Haugen of the Highway Patrol, said Monday that additional charges could be pending relating to the incident and added a new press release could be released Wednesday.

The Dickinson Police Department made several trips to a residence associated with Wilson over the weekend for domestic violence calls, said DPD Sgt. Kylan Klauzer.

In addition, Klauzer said the DPD were called to Aaron’s on East Villard shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, where officers found a man later identified as Wilson causing a disturbance before driving off in a vehicle.

Press reporter Katherine Grandstrand contributed to this story.

Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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