North Dakota DUI Arrest Stories

(West Fargo, North Dakota) Cass county

Tracy was called by a friend Keith to pick him up at a bar because he had been drinking. After Tracy picked up his friend he was driving him home when an officer pulled him over for supposedly running a stop sign. Tracy willingly took the field sobriety test and passed. The officer was not satisfied with that and requested Tracy to take a breathalizer. Tracy refused because he already passed the field sobriety test. Due to the refusal, the officer arrested Tracy. After the arrest, the officer searched the vehicle and found marijuana in a coat pocket. Tracy currently obtains a florida drivers license but has been living in North Dakota since approximately May of 2011.

(HAZEN, North Dakota) Mercer county

Summary:To obtain a north dakota drivers licenseCase description:Lived in north dakota for 7 years Drivers license is suspended in kansas im trying to get a north dakota drivers license

(New Salem, North Dakota) Morton county

got pulled over by highway patrol on highway 1806. officer tried to get me to tell him my passenger was driving, when i didn't. he had me perform sobriety tests wish i passed. he gave me a breathilyzer. after blowing many times, he said i had a bac over..08, but did not tell me what it was and did not show it to me. he said if i didn't tell him my passenger was driving, he was also going to give me a ticket for "false information to a law enforcement officer" which he did. he arrested us (he did not read us our rights) and took us to the jail. i did not have to post a bond, i was released after an hour. I had a previous dui 3 years ago, and now have to participate in the 24/7 program,which entails blowing into a breathalizer twice a day, morning and night, while I await my court date.

(Enderlin, North Dakota) Ransom county

Friend in front of me got into an accident. I pulled over and tried to help. Officers entered the scene and did sobriety tests after questioning and examining the scene. Was then charged and brought to jail.I have gotten charged with dui before but the charge was dropped and reduced to reckless driving.

(Fargo, North Dakota) Cass county

Friend in front of me got into an accident. I pulled over and tried to help. Officers entered the scene and did sobriety tests after questioning and examining the scene. Was then charged and brought to jail.I have gotten charged with dui before but the charge was dropped and reduced to reckless driving.



(BISMARCK, North Dakota) Burleigh county

Summary:I got a dui for ashing a cigarette out the windowCase description:I was in New Salem for the pheasant hunting opener weekend. I had a few drinks with some old friends then went to my parents house to go to bed around 12:00. I woke up to a phone call to come in to work. I left new salem emediatly followed by a police officer. When i was near mandan I was smoking a cigarette and i ashed it out my window. However the cigarette remained in the vehicle. I told him i had a few beers and i was on my way to work. The officer then gave me a breathalizer and i was issued a dui.

(BISMARCK, North Dakota) Burleigh county

8 years ago received a dui. Received another dui in 2011. He He posted bail and his court date is set for 101211 7pm, He is supposed to appear at Lincoln Court House, North Dakota Caller ID7014260804

(Hatton, North Dakota) Traill county

i got pulled over and recieved a filed sobrioty test and failed. then recieved a breathalizer and failed with a .21. then was brought to the local er and took a blood test and it came out as .17. i did not recieve a dui that night all i recieved was an open container. two weeks later i got stopped by the town cop and recieved a ticket for a dui after i paid my open container ticket a week prior. i guess my question is can they issue me a dui two weeks later after my fines for that particular night were paid?

(MANDAN, North Dakota) Morton county

Summary:dui, Open receptacle, and felony drug paraphaneliaCase description:I was driving in Mandan on Friday p.m. Aug. 20, was pulled over for swerving, failed roadside and taken to station where they drew blood (came back above .2)They searched my purse found drug paraphanelia. Held me until Mon. to see judge. Released on bond. Ordered to do U.A's until next hearing. (Why not B.A.'s?) Not yet charged w/ a drug charge. I have one prior deferred felony drug charge in another state. This is my 2nd dui within 5 years. I am a single mother of 2 boys, I work and attend school full time. NEED HELP PLEASE

(DICKINSON, North Dakota) Stark county

Summary:Arrested for suspicion of dui/DWICase description:My father is the person in question and asked me to find a lawyer for him that operates in the Dickinson, ND area. He was arrested either today (9-14-11) in the early morning or last night (9-13-11) late at night. He was pulled over and refused a breathalyzer test. His primary employment is driving truck requiring a CDL and he was concerned that there was even a possibility of blowing more than the .04 maximum. His court date is coming up, and I need to get him into contact with an attorney SOON. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

(Enderlin, North Dakota) Ransom county

I got a dui in Minnesota last year in November 2010. I'm a North Dakota resident. The court date wasn't until late December 2010 where I plead guilty. The 90 day suspension started January 31st 2011. I paid the fines, did alcohol evaluation, and I switched to new car insurance. My alcohol evaluation and car insurance was a week or two late because I did right them right at the end of 90days in May. So once I had them all in I thought I'd there would be some extra suspension days for them being late but then my license would be re-instated. I now got another dui (my court date is 9/15/2011) and they also gave me a DUS because my license was still suspended. I'm hoping I shouldn't have got the DUS. What should I do? I also need advice for hopefully a lesser sentence of my 2nd dui (first in ND) within a year and i'm 24 years old. I have a full-time job.

(Williston, North Dakota) Williams county

Was pulled over by Williston police with the statement saying i was spending, the officer refused to show me what speed he clocked me for, he and line test in which those i passed before he gavr me the breatherlizer test, i was then taken to police stationand booked with dui and put in a cell, but they left me my cell phone. I live in Louisiana and currently working oil rigs in North Dakota for Rocky Mountain Casings. I was not speeding, i was not drunk, the officer originally pulled me over for the paper tag in the back of my car that i just purchased a few weeks ago in La before i came back. my tag is good until October 2011, he had no reason to pull me over accept the out of town tag. I had 2 of my coworkers with me at the time, the officer let them go. i plan on fighting this as i am a truck driver with a CDL license for the company i work for.

(Wahpeton, North Dakota) Richland county

I was pulled over on the side of the street parked. Keys in the ignition. Cop pulled up and pulled me over for not being next to the curb thoe I was. Asked me if I was ok and why I was pulled over on the side of the street. I told him I was texting and I don't drive and text. He asked me to step out of the car and had me to the drinking tests and had me do a breath test. The officer also said i was pulled over on 2nd st 400 block when I was on 1st st. Not sure if that would even matter.

(Enderlin, North Dakota) Ransom county

I was pulled over and told I was swerving. I was heading north on 1-29 after using the 13th Ave enterence ramp. The officer told me to walk 8 or 9 steps.,step over step, then turn a tilght circle and walk back. I was wearing sandals and performed the task satisfactory, in my opinion. He never offered me my rights. he handcuffed me and took me to the jail where I had a breathilizer done about 30 minutes later.

(Fargo, North Dakota) Cass county

I was pulled over and told I was swerving. I was heading north on 1-29 after using the 13th Ave enterence ramp. The officer told me to walk 8 or 9 steps.,step over step, then turn a tilght circle and walk back. I was wearing sandals and performed the task satisfactory, in my opinion. He never offered me my rights. he handcuffed me and took me to the jail where I had a breathilizer done about 30 minutes later.

(WATFORD CITY, North Dakota) McKenzie county

Summary:Fighting a speeding ticket and reducing my duiCase description:Took a right on a local highway and thought that the speed limit was 65. Got pulled over for doing 70 in a 45 and was put in jail for blowing .088 on the breathalizer. I did take a blood test about 40 minutes after I was arrested. I was bonded out for $500.00. The next morning I took the same route and noticed that there was no 45 mph speed limit posted. The only speed limit that was posted was a 65 mph that was about 400 to 500 yards before I stopped my vehicle.

(Bismarck, North Dakota) Burleigh county

this is my first offense as an adult but my second offense in 5 years. i was pulled over for litering, the officer claimed he smelt alcohol, me and my passenger drank only vodka that night. i had one drink about 2 hours before i was pulled over. i performed the feild test verry well, i had to blow and it was a .12 i was given a blood test and it came back.09, i cooperated the whole time

(stanley, north dakota) Mountrail county

I stopped drinking at midnite and drove to pick up a friend at 2:30am. I had one domestic beer, and three mixed single drinks starting at 10:00pm. The drinks were likely more than singles, so my mental math on my BAC was off slightly. I blew a 0.10 at the police station and was obviously not drunk. The officer pulled me over because I "was driving in circles like I was looking for a house." I was looking for a house to pick someone up, no traffic violation. I have a Prior that was supposed to be expunged from 2000, after I completed a pre-trial diversion. No other record or previous alchohol or drug related charges. Good driving record, current drivers license.

(POWERS LAKE, North Dakota) Burke county

Summary:think I can get out of DUICase description:I passed breath test with a .078 they did not drug test me and when I went to court they gave me another charge that they did not that night even the cop said I was not getting a dui and still gave it to me

(Mandan, North Dakota) Morton county

dui prior ten years ago and got another May and twice now the judge will not take plea. States attorney stated the judge wants jail time served. Trail coming up and it is int he judges chambers? not sure what that means I have a court appt lawyer who doesn't give much info basically doesn't care.

(WILLISTON, North Dakota) Williams county

Summary:Charged with DIUCase description:The reason I was pulled over is unclear. I do not have a copy of the arresting officers report. I failed the sobriety roadside tests. I was given a breath test at the police station(.221). I fully cooperated with everything. I was bonded out the next morning. I am very concerned about my CDL.

(Bismarck, North Dakota) Burleigh county

Got pulled over coming home from the ground round. Took a field sobriety test and passed it easily but then was asked to submit to a breath test. Said I would lose my license if I didn't. I blew a .09 in the field and they took me back to the station where I blew a .084

(Fargo, North Dakota) Cass county

I was passed out behind the wheel at a stoplight and already did my jail time (plead guilty and served 15 days) but I am just curious if I could get my license back before the 6 months being it is my first and only criminal offense? I did have a blood test with a result of 0.42 and have completed the CD eval and will be going to inpatient treatment for a minimum of 30 days. I don't know if that makes a difference or not?

(Harvey, North Dakota) Wells county

was stopped in north dakota, did initial breath test, result was.14.....refused second at the station.....was released with refusal.....working with NoDak attonery but need to no what happens with MO, and there adiminstartion part and will they find out?

(Garrison, North Dakota) McLean county

Stopped for no signal light and fish taild during turn. Court appointed lawyerd and I argued Motion to Suppress due to Lack of probabale cause, due to snow coverd roads, high (45') angle turn caused to skid on ice thus turning automatic turn signal to shut off (was denied), I then ask Lawyer to obtain S-D5, and The Varian, 3400X Blood Machine maintainance report, Log report and to see if Proper Procedures were followed. Clearly the paper they give me showed nothing and they said the officer does not need to do this, and now my lawyer is telling me to sign a paper to confess to the dui. What is your oppion on this matter, can I ask the court to postpone trial to another date so I can view this evidence that was just giving to me the day before trial? Can i get it dismissed due to Lack of Supporting Facts and book keeping on the S-D5, how would they know if the machine is working if they don't follow updates, maintance reports etc... you can call me or e- mail me on you opinion. Thank you for your time. RM

(Fargo, North Dakota) Cass county

I live in Moorhead, because I am going to college at moothead state. I am from North Dakota and have a ND license. Minnesota fined me, suspended my license for 90 days. Suspension should end in July. Now MN is filing with ND, and ND is going to suspend my license for another 91 days starting on June 9th. I will have a 680 dollar reinstatement fee for MN, and 100 dollars for ND. Is this legal? Sounds like double jeopardy. What about proximity laws in Fargo/Moorhead? Who could I contact to get the suspension dropped?

(Minot, North Dakota) Ward county

I was at the bar when my brother and his friend were about to get into a fight, I tried to get them out of the bar they wouldnt come so I got the keys and brought the truck around to the front so I could physically throw my brother in the truck be for a fight accured. The bartender called the police as I was pulling out of the parking lot,and they pulled me over 3blocks away. I had told the police officer I was just trying to stop a fight, but he was not trying to hear it. I am currently trying to get my liscence back now, I have setup a appointment with a treatment place in minot, I actually start classes on monday the 9th, I had got a dui in colorado about 10years ago and was trying 2 take care of it, I paid all my fines last week and was on my way 2 recieving it back possibly next week if my paperwork went through! I feel realy stupid for what happened, like I told the officer I realy was just trying to help in stopping a fight!

(Watford City, North Dakota) McKenzie county

I was pulled over in a truck/trailer took a breathalizer and blew a .16 then the deputy handcuffed me and said you are under arrest for dui never read me my rights then got a blood test he never buckled me up to the hospital or to the cop shop

(Watford City, North Dakota) McKenzie county

Got pulled over in a truck/trailer took breathalizer blew a .16 and took a blood test. Deputy never read my rights while cuffing me just said you are under arrest for driving under the influence and never buckled me up on the way to the hospital and the cop shop just wondering if that could make a case?

(Fargo, North Dakota) Cass county

I was driving home from a bar that was about 6 blocks away from my apartment. As I was pulling into the parking lot to my complex the officer turned on his lights. After I parked my car and got out the officer asked for my ID and put me in the back of the squad car. Then proceeded to perform a field sobriety test. After the test the officer informed me that he was placing me under arrest and taking me in for a dui and put me in handcuffs and back in the squad car. From that point the officer took me to county and processed me. I took a breath test at the jail and blew a .16. I bailed myself out and had a friend pick my up at the jail and spent the night at his house since i live alone.

(Dickinson, North Dakota) Stark county

I fell asleep at the wheel in my vehicle at a convenance store.I had narcotics in my system metadone and the doctors said methamphetimine which i don't recall. I had a doctors persciption for methadone boffle

(Bismarck, North Dakota) Burleigh county

I've had a dui case (treated as a second); my vehicle's license plates were subsequently confiscated by the state DOT, as per state law. My querie is regarding the law of seizure; is this practice not unconstitutional under Amendments V and VIII? Seizure of private property is unheard of in criminal cases, excepting as payment of fines. I'm dumbfounded as to how this law is permitted, ruling out any loan or rental of my own private property. Any intelligent nondeconstructionist judge would see the same.Is there any hope for this case to be won under these grounds?

(Dickinson, North Dakota) Stark county

I was pulled over for stopping, then running a red light. The officer gave me the eye test with his finger but no other field tests were administered because of the cold weather. I was then given the breath test in the officer's vehicle and taken to the police station where they gave me another breath test which resulted in a .148. This is my third offense and would like to know if there's any way I can get a reduced sentence or what steps I could take now to help them be more lenient. thatnk you for your time and help.

(Burlington, North Dakota) Ward county

I received a dui on a snowmobile for driving on a road restricted to cars. I was inside a hotel when the officer asked me to come outside and perform the field sobriety test and a breath test. I live in Burlington, ND and the court date is set for March 3, 2011 at 9am.

(Bismarck, North Dakota) Burleigh county

I got cited for a MIP/MCH/MUI. I was driving. He stated that I was "weaving", as in touching the white line. The officer told me that I was not under arrest, and I was not being charged with a dui. He also sent me to get a blood test, and I'm still waiting on those results.

(Williston, North Dakota) Williams county

this is my second offense. last one was about 2.5 years ago. I know about the penalties for the second offense. but i was wondering how likely it is that i will get the 30 days community service instead of the 5 days in jail. I am totally fine with all the other penalties, but I'm taking EMT classes and jail time is just not something I want to do. I'm living at home with my parents while I'm taking the classes so I don't know if that helps. and i was wondering if maybe they would do the house arrest instead which is okay with me as long as I can go to class and work.

(West Fargo, North Dakota) Cass county

I got pulled over for going 10 miles over the speed limit. I did not pass the walking or eye test but i did do better than mt people. I have a prior 3 minors and a dui. If convicted this will be my 4th minor and 2nd dui. I am a sophomore at NDSU. My freshman year was rough. I partied a lot and got into some trouble with drinking then. I have turned my life around. I am a full time student with good grades and I joined the NDSU track and field and cross country team this past October. I have completely stopped drinking since August. Until a few weekends ago i decided to go out and get caught....

(Fargo, North Dakota) Cass county

I was driving home from the bar. That night i had 2 tall beers and also a shot before leaving the bar. i had crossed over the line of my lane and shortly after was pulled over by an officer. I was completely honest with the officer letting her know that yes, i was leaving the bar and had had some drinks. i then did a fst and supposedly failed so had to take a breathalyser test, blew a .114 so was arrested. took a urine test at the station and it turned out as .o8

(Williston, North Dakota) Williams county

I was traveling Northbound on highway 2 out of Williston and had just moved to the inside lane preparing to go West on County Road 6 when I encountered another vehicle in my lane Southbound in the Northbound lane. I immediately swerved to avoid a head-on and the left front corner of my vehicle was struck by the opposing vehicle damaging my front tire and half the side of my car. Both parties were sited for dui and the driver of the other vehicle fled on foot and was later apprehended. The other vehicle was sited for travelling down the wrong side of the four lane highway. He is still in jail awaiting prosecution and extradition to Colorado.

(Fargo, North Dakota) Cass county

On February 11th I was pulled over in Fargo, ND and given a feild sobeiety test. I was then arrested and taken to jail where I consented to a breath test. I posted bond and got a ride home. I was intoxicated and shouldn't have been driving, I didnt admit that any officer however. I need to avoid a license suspension as it would likely make me lose my career, which I've devoted 4 years of college and 2 years on the job.

(Fargo, North Dakota) Cass county

I got pulled over for speeding. Performed field sobriety test and a breathlizer .092% I was taken to hospital for a blood alchol test. This is my second dui. The first was in MN july of 2008. I am just in process of moving to fargo and have a MN license.

(West Fargo, North Dakota) Cass county

according to the ticket I was stopped at 0211 and charged at 0400 on 02/03/11. I was charged after they did the blood test. They tried the breathing test but said that it wasn't working properly because of the cold and I requested a blood test. They refused the other outside soberiety test because of the cold, but I was willing to do them.

(Fargo, North Dakota) Cass county

I was already at my home, had got stuck in a snow bank 1 block from my house walked home and called a tow truck and had a few drinks while waiting for tow and police knocked on my door because they had found my car in the snow bank and ran my plates and found my residence and performed sobriety test right in my kitchen?? Is this legal or right? They didn't even see me driving and how can blood alcohol test be correct if I had been drinking safely in my home?