Jamestown woman arrested for DUI following I-94 crashA Jamestown woman who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and narcotics sustained minor injuries in a crash on Interstate 94 Wednesday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
By Sun Staff
A Jamestown woman who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and narcotics sustained minor injuries in a crash on Interstate 94 Wednesday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Motorists reported that 39-year-old Karen Goodall, who was traveling eastbound on I-94, was driving recklessly, including at a high rate of speed and weaving on the roadway.
An NDHP trooper located Goodall in her silver, 1999 Hyundai Sonata at mile marker 327 and began following her at approximately 4:45 p.m. The trooper reported Goodall was traveling 95 mph and weaving across the entire roadway.
The trooper followed Goodall for about six miles with emergency lights activated until mile marker 333 — about two miles east of Casselton — at which point the crash occurred, the patrol said.
Goodall’s Sonata entered the south ditch of I-94, went through a wire fence, struck a guardrail on the frontage road that runs parallel to I-94 near mile marker 333, then came to rest in the ditch, the patrol said.
Goodall was the only occupant in the vehicle and was transported to Essentia Hospital for minor injuries. She was arrested on scene for DUI, the patrol said. Other pending charges include driving under revocation, possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Capt. Byron Niewind of the North Dakota Highway Patrol said the investigation is still ongoing and did not know if Goodall had been released from the hospital as of Wednesday night.