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Woman arrested after striking patrol vehicle on I-94 in Jamestown, patrol says

A patrol trooper was assisting a stranded motorist and and a tow truck

JSSPN accident report

A 51-year-old East Grand Forks, Minnesota, woman was arrested after the vehicle she was driving struck a North Dakota Highway Patrol vehicle Thursday, Oct. 14, on Interstate 94 at mile marker 257 in Jamestown, according to Sgt. Bryan Niewind with the patrol.

Angela Rose Fickert was arrested for driving under suspension and an outstanding warrant in Morton County, North Dakota, for failure to appear on a previous driving under suspension charge, Niewind said. Fickert was also cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and driving without liability insurance.

A patrol trooper was assisting a stranded motorist and a tow truck at about 7:25 p.m. The tow truck was on scene to remove the stranded vehicle from the eastbound median shoulder.

Fickert was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Impala and was approaching the patrol vehicle in the left lane of eastbound I-94, the patrol said. The patrol said the Impala slowed down, side swiped the patrol vehicle - a 2018 Ford Explorer - and continued to travel on I-94.

The patrol vehicle had emergency lights activated, and an amber arrow board directing traffic to move to the right lane was present to warn motorists of the stranded vehicle and tow truck.

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The patrol said the trooper left the stranded motorist and tow truck and stopped the Impala.

The Stutsman County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene and investigated the crash.

Fickert and the trooper were not injured. The trooper was seated in the patrol vehicle and was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The patrol said it is unknown if Fickert was restrained at the time of the crash.

The Stutsman County Sheriff's Office is investigating the nonreportable crash.

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